Director(s): Cecile PATINGRE Contact Print page
He returned to music almost by accident in the 1980’s: a producer discovers old Boniche recordings and enthusiastically suggests that the performer record a new album. Based on new concert extracts and archival footage, the film tells the story of a child of the Kasbah turned star of Algerian music. His music itself is the reflection of a forgotten country: a cosmopolitan and tolerant Algeria. Today at his concerts, young Arab immigrants dance along with Jewish mamas… Yet, Boniche has not been back to Algeria since 1960…
FOR SCREENINGS: available in French only.