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by Narimane Mari


Using archives from the early scientific expeditions and taming campaigns led by the French colonizers in North Africa, Le Fort de fous follows a community of young nomads and wanderers as they form an imagined utopian society in response to imperialistic rule. Reenactments, improvisations, and interviews are conducted with the inhabitants of Algiers, Kythira Island and the Prosfygika community in Athens to describe an alternative temporality and autonomous space, reflecting on the transmission and re-appropriation of history and reviving memories as strategies of resistance.

original title: Le Fort des fous
country: Algeria, Greece, France, Germany, Switzerland, Qatar
sales agent: Pascale Ramonda Paris
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Narimane Mari
film run: 140'
cast: Antoine Morin
cinematography by: Narimane Mari, Antonin Boischot
film editing: Narimane Mari, Corentin Doucet
music: Los Cousinos
producer: Olivier Boischot, Narimane Mari, Fenia Cossovitsa, Ann Carolin Renninger
production: Centrale électrique, Blonde Audiovisual Productions, Joon film, Xenia Film, Allers Retours Films (DZ)
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