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(DAMMI دمي)


Drama | Running Time: 16 minutes

2023 / English and French

Country: France and United Kingdom

Directed by: Yann Mounir Demange

MENA Premiere


Adult Themes



Tue 05 Dec | 9:25 PM - 12:01 AM
Red Sea Galas at The Ritz-Carlton
Price: 140 SAR

Alexandre Mattiussi, Gary Farkas, Clément Lepoutre, Olivier Muller, Rosa Attab, Maëva Tenneroni

Riz Ahmed, Souheila Yacoub, Yousfi Henine, Isabelle Adjani, Sandor Funtek

Yann Mounir Demange, Rosa Attab

Returning from the United Kingdom to Paris, city of his birth, a man who used to be known as Mounir (Riz Ahmed) moves through memories of his past and surreal fragments of the present, searching for connection with his estranged father (Yousfi Henine) and a sense of his misplaced Arab identity. On his journey, he meets a French Algerian woman called Hafzia (Souheila Yacoub) whose own persona suggests to him a possible way of being. Together, they drift between recognisable corners of Paris and stage sets that remind us this is a discussion of ideas, while the narrative also moves between fictional realism and a dream where dancing troupes appear out of the fog. All these fractured moments fit together to form a fascinating picture of internal strife.