release date January 30 2023
Anis Djaad’s THE LIFE AFTER screens at Luxor African Film Festival
Anis Djaad’s THE LIFE AFTER is set to be featured at the 12th Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), which will take place in the ancient Upper Egyptian city of Luxor from February 4th to February 10th, 2023.
THE LIFE AFTER will be shown on February 7th at 1 pm at the Culture Palace Luxor, with director Anis Djaad set to attend.
The film claimed two awards at the 2022 Carthage International Film Festival (JCC), which are the Tahar Cheriaa First Film Prize and the TV5 Monde Prize, along with the Fédération Africaine des Critiques Cinéma's Le Prix FACC.
Written and directed by Djaad, THE LIFE AFTER follows the story of a cleaner named Hajar and her son Jamil, who are forced to move from one village to another to escape rumors about her. 
A story of misery and survival then unfolds as Hajar fights to protect herself and her son from the criminals who inhabit the city they live in.
The film was screened at the official competitions at the Tashkent International Film Festival in Uzbekistan, Brussels Independent Film Festival in Belgium, and the Amiens International Film Festival in France. It was also chosen to join the Venice International Film Festival's Final Cut Workshop. 
Previously, the film received support from the Takmil Workshop at the JCC, the CNC’s Cinema du Monde Section, and the Region Ile de France Fund.
Starring Lydia Larini, Ahmed Belmoumane, Djemel Barek, and Samir El-Hakim, THE LIFE AFTER is produced by Alegria Production (Moncef Delici). Meanwhile, MAD Solutions is managing the film’s distribution in the Arab world
Anis Djaad was born in Algeria's capital and schooled at Bab El-Oued. In 1996, he became acquainted with the world of filmmaking while working as an assistant director on Jamal Lloyd's FRANCA YA FRANCA
In 1997, he had to leave the cinema industry after the dismantling of the national film production company, but he hoped to return one day. The same year, he joined the national newspaper Le Soir from Algeria, where he worked as a reporter.
In 2006, his first feature film script AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL was selected and awarded by the European Media Film Program. He then worked for two years in Algeria's daily newspaper La Tribune starting in 2007. In the same year, he published his first novel, Parisian Morning, which was published by Le Manuscript. In 2008, he published his second novel, The Odor of the Violin
Then, in 2011, his short film THE PORTHOLE won the prize for Best Screenplay at the Algerian Film Days Festival. The film went on to win several awards at international festivals the following year.
Also, in 2013, he took part in the national script competition and won the grand prize with his script BLACK SCREEN, and in 2014, he directed his second short film RAILWAY CROSSING, which participated in and won several awards in various international film festivals.