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HOUSE OF SHADOWS - AMINE HATTOU

DOCUMENTARY | IN DEVELOPMENT
France, Algeria, Germany
Feature | Color | HD
 

The House of Shadows, is a documentary using the grammar of horror films, as a reflection on colonialism and its scars.


In Laghouat, in the south of Algeria, in 1852, the French killed 2/3 of the inhabitants before burying them in mass graves.
In this deserted city in the middle of nowhere, gravitate the director and three characters tormented by this place haunted by the ghosts of French colonization, and terrified by the fear of collapse.
Can they liberate themselves from the shadows of history?

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CREDITS

DIRECTOR Amine Hattou
IMAGE Amine Messadi
EDITOR Alex Bakri

DETAILS

PRODUCTION

Ida.Ida (France) | Libre Image (Algérie) | Kaske Film (Allemagne)

FUNDING

AFAC | Friedrich Ebert Stiftung | Dox Box | Goethe Institut

WORKSHOPS/LABS

2019 Robert Bosch Foundation

2020 Cinephilia Bound Cannes | Ateliers du Sud