My English Cousin

Mon cousin anglais

  #migration   #portrait

In 2001, Fahed (the director’s cousin) lands in England with his head full of dreams. After nearly two decades of immigrant life, his marriage is running out of steam, and his grim routine consists of hard and precarious work: Fahed finds himself idealizing his homeland, Algeria. A personal odyssey, rich in sentimental nuances and intangible details, that builds up to a silent cry of an antihero cut adrift and striving to stay afloat. Caught in an eternal limbo and torn between his desire to fit in and his fervent nostalgia, Fahed is imprisoned in a grey zone of dilemmas and doubts.

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Direction: Karim Sayad
Cinematography: Patrick Tresch
Editing: Naïma Bachiri
Sound: Miguel Antunes Dias
Production: Close Up Films
Producer/Producers: Joëlle Bertossa, Flavia Zanon
Co-production: RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Co-producer/Co-producers: Steven Artels, Frédéric Pfyffer
Camera: Karim Sayad, Patrick Tresch
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Switzerland, Qatar
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 82΄
World Sales: Filmotor, filmotorfest@gmail.com
Awards/Distinctions: Best Anthropological Film – Festival dei Popoli 2019

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