Cannes 2021: Director Karim Aïnouz on a personal and political journey to Algeria
13 July 2021 | 2:46 pm
He has described himself as "accidentally Algerian". Karim Aïnouz was born and raised in Brazil, but his father hails from the mountains of Kabylia, in Algeria. In early 2019, the filmmaker travelled to the region for the very first time, a trip that he documents in his latest film "Mariner of the Mountains".
In this article
11 Jun 2022
Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov is defending his country in Donbas. In an interview with DW, he talked about the situation there, his decision to fight, and his return to film.
6 Jul 2022
As Algeria marks 60 years of independence from France, we take a closer look at the deep diplomatic and social tensions that exist between the two countries. From the enduring pain over atrocities committed during colonial rule to calls for reform from within Algeria, the country has had a bumpy six decades. Yet July 5, the official date of independence, still sparks a deep, if complex, sense of pride for many Algerians.
17 Jul 2022
From Annie Hall to Manhattan and from Zelig to Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen has some 49 movies under his belt. The director is back with "Rifkin's festival", a film that tips its hat to some of cinema’s greats, from Bergman to Bunuel. It follows a neurotic writer who unravels during the San Sebastian film festival as his publicist wife assists a trendy young French director.
20 Jul 2022
Algeria will supply "very big volumes of gas" to Italy through a $4 billion deal, President Abdulmadjid Tebboune said on Monday, hailing a "strategic partnership" with Rome during a visit by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
18 Aug 2022
At least 26 people have died with several dozen injured amid separate forest fires raging across drought-hit northern Algeria. Most of the fatalities were near the border with Tunisia.
27 Aug 2022
French President Emmanuel Macron has kicked off a three-day visit to Algeria with economic ties on the agenda, as well as a bid to reset often tense relations between Paris and Algiers. Also in this edition: Angola's ruling party edges closer to an election win after the tightest presidential race in decades. Finally, in Senegal, hundreds of plastic recycling plants are to be built to crack down on pollution.
9 Sep 2022
Will Europe have enough energy to make it through the winter, as Russia tightens the taps? Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, thinks so. He tells FRANCE 24: "I believe this winter will be a major energy test for Europe, but at the same time it is a test for solidarity among European countries. If we fail this energy test, the implications may well be beyond energy."
15 Sep 2022
France has lost "a national treasure," said French President Emmanuel Macron. Godard was one of the most influential film directors and was often credited with revolutionizing cinema.
17 Sep 2022
It's almost as if David Bowie has come back to life to narrate the movie "Moonage Daydream", a vivid collage of the music, art and ideas that make up his extraordinary legacy. US filmmaker Brett Morgen spent years sifting through endless audio and film archives and the result is an innovative, sensorial portrait of a man with many faces.
15 Oct 2022
From the post-colonial era, to the rise of religious fundamentalism, to the Arab Spring in 2011, the Middle East has undergone radical changes over the past five decades. They've transformed not only geopolitics at large, but also individuals.
3 Nov 2022
The 22-member Arab League summit is being hosted in Algeria this year. Even as the league continues to support the Palestinian cause, many members have normalized ties with Israel.
39 mins ago
Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' saw the most realistic fleshing out of dinosaurs ever seen on screen, unleashing dino-mania around the world — among kids and adults alike.
41 mins ago
Schwarzenegger said in the documentary that he thought "I'll be back" sounded "funny" because he was playing a cyborg and thought "I will be back" sounded more "machine-like" and appropriate. When Schwarzenegger made the suggestion, Cameron fired back.
1 hour ago
A jury sided Wednesday with Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, awarding the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor more than $10 million and vindicating his allegations that Heard lied about Depp abusing her before and during their brief marriage.
1 hour ago
At a Tokyo art institute, more than a dozen students held up mirrors to their faces while stretching the sides of their mouths upward, fully immersed in a lesson not in their usual curriculum - a smile class.
1 hour ago
Biden was presented with a Chiefs’ jersey with the number 46 on it, in tribute to his tenure as the 46th American president.
1 hour ago
South Korea says Russian and Chinese warplanes entered its air defense zone without advance notice. Moscow and Beijing are carrying out joint operations to coincide with an increase in drills by the US and its allies.