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Young French Cinema 2023: Rachid Hami on Tour


For My Country. © Rachid Hami / Mizar Films

November 1 - November 13, 2023

Director Rachid Hami will be on a US tour, this fall, to promote the poignant For My Country (Pour la France), part of the Young French Cinema selection.

For My Country” by Rachid Hami (Mizar Films)

Aissa, a young officer of Algerian origin, tragically loses his life during a fresher initiation ritual at the prestigious French military academy of Saint-Cyr. As the death tears through his family, controversy arises over Aissa’s funeral plans when the Army refuses to take responsibility. Ismael, his older, rebellious brother, tries to keep the family united as they fight to win justice for Aissa.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Karim Leklou, Shaïn Boumedine, Lubna Azabal
113 min

Philadelphia, New York, Austin, and Saint-Louis

Hami will be on tour in four cities: Philly, Hippy Haven, The Big Apple, and Gateway to the West – where the film will be screened and where he will be in attendance for Q&As.

  • Philadelphia – November 1-3, 2023

November 2 – Screening at University of Pennsylvania
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  • New York – November 3-9, 2023

November 3 – Screening at Maysles Cinema
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November 5 – Screening at Princeton University
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November 6 – Screening at New York University
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November 8 – Screening at Columbia University
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*Princeton, Columbia, and NYU screenings are supported by Albertine Cinémathèque.

  • Austin – November 9-12, 2023

November 9 – Screening at Austin Film Society’s New French Cinema Week 2023
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  • Saint-Louis – November 12-14, 2023

November 13 – Screening at Alamo Drafthouse
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Adeline MONZIER, UniFrance – USA Representative
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Anne TAKAHASHI, UniFrance – USA Representative
+1 (917) 825-4340 /

Sandrine NEVEUX, Villa Albertine – Film Program Officer
+1 (415) 254-8694 /

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