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Until the Birds Return Screens at Darb 1718 Cultural Center

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A Multiple Award-winning Film

Until the Birds Return Screens at Darb 1718 Cultural Center

Until the Birds Return, by Karim Moussaoui, will screen at Darb 1718 Cultural Center on Sunday, April 7. This comes after the film's successful tour across international film festivals and reaping five awards.

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Darb 1718 contemporary art and culture center is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 to host different art mediums and cultural events. The center provides workshops, programs and initiatives to educate and mentor emerging artists and offers them a space to exhibit their work alongside established artists Darb 1718 is an art center and gathering point for all art events in Egypt.

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 is distributed by MAD Solutions in the Arab world.

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 Gijón International Film Festival in 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), Rotterdam Arab Film Festival, 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.