Themed Cycles

L'Aide aux cinémas du Monde

Une sélection de longs métrages soutenus par le dispositif d'aide sélective du CNC et de l'Institut français qui fête son 10ème anniversaire

15 films

L'aide aux cinémas du monde offre un point d'entrée unique aux cinéastes du monde entier. Elle vise à rendre plus ouverte, plus attrayante et plus simple l'association des cinéastes et professionnels, en vue de coproduire ensemble les œuvres qui contribueront à promouvoir la diversité culturelle.

L'Aide aux cinémas du Monde
  • 2015
  • Ethiopia
  • 1h34

Lamb

by Yared Zeleke

Ephraim is an Ethiopian boy whose father flees the effects of drought and goes to look for work in the city. He takes his son to live with distant cousins in an area unaffected by drought. Ephraim has difficulty adjusting to his new life, but he has a constant companion - a pet ewe who follows him everywhere he goes. One day, his uncle tells him he will have to let his ewe be slaughtered for the next religious feast. Ephraim resolves to do whatever it takes to save his only friend and make his way home.

  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Kenya
  • 1h23

Rafiki

by Wanuri Kahiu

"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

  • Adventure
  • 2016
  • France
  • 1h35

Wulu

by Daouda Coulibaly

Ladji a 20 ans. Il travaille dur comme apprenti-chauffeur à Bamako. Lorsqu’on lui refuse une promotion qu’il estime avoir largement méritée, il décide de contacter Driss, un dealer de drogue, qui lui doit une faveur. Avec deux compères, Ladji plonge dans l’univers du trafic de cocaïne... 

  • 2020
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Belgium
  • 1h20

Downstream to Kinshasa

by Dieudo Hamadi

For two decades, the victims of the Six-Day War have been fighting in Kisangani for the recognition of this bloody conflict and demanding compensation. Tired of unsuccessful pleas, they have finally decided to voice their claims in Kinshasa, after a long journey on the Congo River.

  • Drama
  • 2018
  • France, Rwanda
  • 1h31

La Miséricorde de la jungle

by Joël Karekezi

1998, région du Kivu, à la frontière entre le Congo (ex-Zaïre) et le Rwanda. Alors que la deuxième guerre du Congo fait rage, le sergent Xavier, héros de guerre rwandais, et le jeune soldat Faustin perdent la trace de leur bataillon. Ils se retrouvent alors isolés et sans ressources pour faire face à la jungle la plus vaste, la plus dense, et la plus hostile du continent. Éprouvés par la faim, la soif et la maladie, ils devront faire face à leurs propres tourments, et à ceux d’un territoire ravagé par la violence.

  • Adventure, Drama
  • 2016
  • France
  • 2h03

Felicité

by Alain Gomis

Félicité, proud and free, is a night singer in a Kinshasa bar. Her life is turned on its head when her fourteen-year-old son is the victim of a motorbike accident. To save him, she throws herself into a reckless search for money, which takes her through the streets of an electrified Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. In the process, she crosses path with Tabu.

  • Drama
  • 2020
  • Finland, Germany, France
  • 1h22

The Gravedigger's Wife

by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son, Mahad. However, they are facing difficult times: Nasra urgently needs an expensive surgery to treat a chronic kidney disease. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet: how can they find the money to save Nasra and keep the family together?

  • 2019
  • France, Sudan, Chad
  • 1h33

Talking about Trees

by Suhaib Gasmelbari

Brahim, Suleiman, Manar and Eltayeb have been friends for over 45 years. They left their homeland in the 1960s and 1970s to study film and have spent many years in exile. In 1989, they return and set up the Sudanese Film Group together in the hope of reviving cinema-going in Sudan. In the following countries, the film can only be screened on the premises of Alliances françaises or branches of the Institut français, and the rights-holders must be informed in advance: Bahrain, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

  • Drama
  • 2019
  • Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar
  • 1h45

You will die at Twenty

by Amjad Abu Alala

Sudan, province of Aljazira, nowadays – Shortly after Muzamil was born, a prophecy by the holy man of the village predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil’s father cannot stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, with overly protection. One day, Muzamil turns 19...

  • Drama
  • 2019
  • France
  • 2h04

Adults in the Room

by Costa-Gavras

After 7 years of crisis the country is on the brink of collapse. Elections, a new lease of life and two men who will embody the hope of saving their country from the grip it is under. Appointed by Alexis, Yanis will lead a merciless battle behind the scenes and between the closed doors of European power. Where the arbitrariness of imposed austerity takes precedence over humanity and compassion. Where pressure tactics will be used to divide the two men. Where the destiny of their people is at stake. A modern-day Greek tragedy.

  • 2015
  • France
  • 1h40

A Roundabout In My Head

by Hassen Ferhani

In the largest slaughterhouse in Algiers, men live and work in closed to the throbbing rhythms of their tasks and their dreams. Hope, bitterness, love, paradise and hell, the football stories as of the Chaabi and Rai melodies that set their lives and their world.

  • 2016
  • Tunisia
  • 1h28

Hedi, un vent de liberte

by Mohamed Ben Attia

Kairouan in Tunisia, shortly after the Arab Spring. Hedi is a sensible and reserved young man who is passionate about drawing. He works as a salesman and dislikes his job. Although his country is undergoing change, he still submits to social conventions and lets his family make decisions for him. While his mother actively prepares his wedding, Hedi is sent by his boss to Mahdia, a coastal town, in the search of new clients. Hedi encounters Rim there. Hedi is attracted to this independent woman, who is a hostess in a local hotel. For the first time in his life, he is tempted to take control of his own life.

  • Drama
  • 2017
  • Tunisia
  • 1h35
  • expired rights

La Belle et la meute

by Kaouther Ben Hania

Lors d'une fête étudiante, Mariam, jeune Tunisienne, croise le regard de Youssef. Quelques heures plus tard, Mariam erre dans la rue en état de choc. Commence pour elle une longue nuit durant laquelle elle va devoir lutter pour le respect de ses droits et de sa dignité. Mais comment peut-on obtenir justice quand celle-ci se trouve du côté des bourreaux ?

  • Biopic
  • 2017
  • France, Egypt
  • 1h23

Amal

by Mohamed Siam

Amal is a feisty teenager growing up in postrevolution Egypt while they’re both undergoing a tremendous change. Within a constant political turmoil, Amal searches for her place, identity and sexuality in a patriarchal society. Amal, whose name literally translates to “hope”, is embarking on a 6 year compelling journey from childhood to adulthood. Along the way, she realizes her limited options as a woman living in an Arab police state.

  • Biopic
  • 2019
  • France, Algeria, Qatar
  • 1h40

143 Sahara Street

by Hassen Ferhani

In the heart of the Algerian desert, Malika welcomes lorry-drivers and wanderers to her roadside teahouse for a cigarette or a cup of coffee and gives house-room to dreams.

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