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Poster for Young French Cinema 2023: For My Country (Pour la France)

Young French Cinema 2023: For My Country (Pour la France)

Opens on May 20

Director: Rachid Hami Run Time: 113 min. Release Year: 2023

Starring: Karim Leklou, Laurent Lafitte, Lubna Azabal, Samir Guesmi, Shaïn Boumedine

Country: France, Taiwan
Language: French, Arabic, Mandarin, English

Young French Cinema 2023

Discover a new generation of directors, presented at the Film Center from May 19 – 22, 2023.

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About the film:

Official Selection of the 2022 Venice Film Festival

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.

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