Winner of Five International Awards
Until the Birds Return Commercially Releases in Cinema Akil in UAE for Ten Days
After the huge acclaim it received at international film festivals, reaping a total of five awards, director Karim Moussaoui's film Until the Birds Return will be commercially released in Cinema Akil, the first independent cinema in the UAE. Distributed by MAD Solutions across the Arab world, the film will be released in Cinema Akil from 1 to 10 November.
Set in modern-day Algeria, where past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings, and a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment. Three stories plunge us into the human soul of a contemporary Arab society.
Until the Birds Return is written and directed by Karim Moussaoui, and co-written by Maud Adeline. The film stars Nadia Kaci, Hania Amar, Aure Atika, Mohamed Djourhi, Sonia Mekkiou and Mehdi Ramdhani.
The film won a number of awards at prestigious film festivals such as the Gold FIFOG Prize at the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, Best Art Direction at the GijĂłn International Film Festivalin Spain, Best First Film Award to Karim Moussaoui at the Lumiere Awards in France, Wihr d'Or and Best Director awards at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival and was selected at the Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival. Until the Birds Return took part in a number of film festivals such as Carthage Film Festival (JCC), International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR, Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (FCAT), and Warsaw Film Festival (WFF) in Poland.
Born in Jijel, Algeria, Karim Moussaoui is a director, writer and actor. He started his career as an assistant director to eminent directors such as Tariq Teguia and Nadir Moknache. In 2013, Moussaoui made his first short film The Days Before. His film, Until the Birds Return (2017) is his feature debut and it was selected in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival.