October 27 @ 8:30pm - Montreal, White City

Amokrane is a taxi driver, working one Christmas night. After losing her car, Kahina gets into his cab. She’s in a hurry to meet her daughter who is at her ex-husband’s house, but they don’t get there in time. Amokrane soon realizes his passenger is a former Algerian pop star who he thought had died. This sets the stage for the collision of their personal dramas and solitudes. 

With this first fictional feature, adapted from his own play, Bachir Bensaddek has made a captivating film, a portrait of Montreal’s Muslim community in all its diversity, depth and complexity. Tender and lucid, Montreal, White City asks frank, important questions about identity and integration, while introducing two engaging actors: Rabah Aït Ouyahia and Karina Aktouf.  

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  • Director: Bachir Bensaddek
  • Country: Canada (Québec)
  • Cast: Rabah Aît Ouyahia, Karina Aktouf, Reda Guerinik, Elkahna Talbi
  • Language: French, Arabic (English subtitles)
  • Runtime: 97 min
  • Year: 2016
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Festivals: Rotterdam International Film Festival (2016), Les rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (2016) Country

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