2014 Edition

Late for My Mother's Funeral

Late for My Mother's Funeral

Section: Official Selection out of the Competition

Country: Algeria | France

Production Year: 2013

Runtime: 78 Minutes

Director: Penny Allen

Screenwriter: Penny Allen

Cinematographer: Frederik Arens-Grandin

Editor: Nicole D.V. Berckmans

Print Source: allen.penny@wanadoo.fr

Synopsis: Filmed in three countries, this is an intimate portrait of a Moroccan family residing in Algeria who are adrift following the death of their mother Zineb, a notorious smuggler of gold and precious jewels. This turbulent family story brings to life cross-border identities, the influence of political context on individual lives, and the importance of the mother figure in Arab/Islamic cultures.