The Rooftops / Es-Stouh

Merzak Allouache Director: Merzak Allouache
Cast list: Adila Bendimerad, Ahcene Benzerari, Aïssa Chouat, Akhram Djeghim, Mourad Khen, Myriam Ait El Hadj, Nassima Belmihoub
Screenplay: Merzak Allouache
Director of Photography: Frédéric Derrien
Editor: Sylvie Gadmer
Producer: Merzak Allouache, Marianne Dumoulin, Jacques Bidou
Distribution: Elle Driver
Rights: Elle Driver
Country: Algeria, France
Year: 2013
Running time: 91
Presentation format: 2k digital
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: Czech, English
Movie synopsis: A band rehearsing before a concert, an estate agent torturing a disobedient partner, a crazy war veteran chained to a kennel, an old religious fanatic physically punishing women make up just a fragment of the number of characters that the camera follows on five roofs in five different neighborhoods. Seventy-year-old director, Allouache, a fearless commentator on local events, spreads the tragicomic snippets of human stories in front of the viewer just as naturally and nonchalantly as the white Algiers spreads in front of the protagonists' eyes. The contrast of the airy rooftops and thoroughly oppressive conditions of their inhabitants makes the film an unsettling spectacle.
Awards and Nominations: Venice IFF (2013) – In Competition

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l’Institut français de Prague
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