Tripoli, 3 May 2013:
A powerful Algerian film about a . . .[restrict]young woman exploring her Berber roots while she searches for her mother will be shown at Tripoli’s Art House tomorrow night.
Daughter of Keltoum tells the story of Rallia. Abandoned as a baby and brought up by a foster family in Switzerland, she returns to her native country to look for her biological mother. Rallia exchanges her western clothes for traditional attire and explores the strict tribal and religious codes of conduct that dominate the remote Berber village, before setting off with an eccentric aunt to track down her mother.
Directed by Mehdi Charef, the 2001 ‘road movie’ stars Cylia Malki and Baya Belal. Daughter of Keltoum is in Arabic and French with English subtitles.
Tomorrow’s film-screening is organised by the Arete Cinema Club. Cinemas and theatres in Libya were closed for decades and the cinema club aims to reintroduce films to the community.
The showing of Daughter of Keltoum starts at 6 pm on Saturday 4 May. The Art House is on Al-Sekka Road in Tripoli. [/restrict]