Le fort des fous
by Narimane Mari
Algeria/Greece/France/Germany 2017, 140 min.
Departing from material records of the early colonial “scientific expeditions”
and “taming campaigns” led by the French colonizers in North Africa, the story
follows a community of young nomads and wanderers as they form an imagined
utopian society to respond to imperialistic rules.
Reenactments, improvisations and interviews performed and conducted with the
inhabitants of Algiers, Kythira Island and the Prosfygika community in Athens
inform this work as instances of alternative temporality and autonomous space
that reflect on the displacement and reappropriation of the telling of history and
re-activate memories as strategies of resistance.
(Hila Peleg, documenta 14)
A coproduction of
Centrale Électrique, Aller Retours, Xenia Films, Blonde Athens, joon film
World Cinema Fund, CNC Cinéma du Monde, Doha,
Vision Sud-Est, Medienboard-Berlin Brandenburg.
Installation: documenta 14.
Festivals & Screenings
/ Locarno Film Festival
/// New York Film Festival
//// BFI London
///// documenta 14
///// FIDOCS, Bolivia
////// Torino Film Festival