The Foreign son

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79 minutes
Abdallah Badis
France, Qatar

Answering the “call” of his native Algeria, of which he only retains childhood memories, 50-year-old Omar returns there after many years. There seems to be a path unfolding just for him, and it is tortuous.

A providential child will guide him. The apparently pristine wilderness is heavy with the past of the land. Along a fine line between reality and fantasy, this past will surface through archive footage.

The uncanny trip will lead Omar to paradoxically connect with a land he hardly knows, and allow his intimate reunion with an estranged family.