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51 Ratings

Viva Laldjérie

Directed by Nadir Moknèche
France, 2004
  • French
  • English


This is a story of old and young in Algeria told through a mother and daughter hiding out in a hotel from local terrorists. We follow pretty Goucem, 27, through the urban landscape of modern-day Algiers as she attempts to assert her own version of a liberated lifestyle.

Our take

Viva Laldjéri ardently follows three women in contemporary Algeria and their shared struggle against the oppression of religious fundamentalism expanding within their city. A bracing political film suffused with tender emotion, Nadir Moknèche’s film is a key feminist work of Algerian cinema.

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Awards & Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


Göteborg Film Festival


Thessaloniki Film Festival


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