Karim Moussaoui

France, Germany, Algeria, Qatar 113 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings, and a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment. Three stories that plunge us into the human soul of a contemporary Arab society.


Karim Moussaoui

(Algeria, 1976) He worked as an assistant for directors such as Tariq Teguia and Nadir Moknèche. His debut feature, En attendant les hirondelles was selected in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Filmography: En attendant les hirondelles (2017), Les jours d’avant (migmetratge, 2013), Ce qu’on doit faire (corto, 2006), Noir Sur Blanc (curt, 2005), Petit Dejeuner (curt, 2003)

Karim Moussaoui

Film information

Original Title: Until the Birds Return
Director: Karim Moussaoui
Script: Karim Moussaoui, Maud Ameline
Contact: MK2
With: Mohamed Djouhri, Mehdi Ramdani, Hania Amar, Hassan Kachach, Aure Atika
Country: France, Germany, Algeria, Qatar
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 113 min
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Edition: 2018


Special Award FICX