• Saïd’s Cremation

    By Olivier Chantriaux
    France

  • Elias comes back home after the death of his father Saïd, who used to be an Harki, an Algerian soldier loyal to the French Army. There is a conflict in the family—some want to bury Saïd according to the religion, others want to incinerate him and respect his last wishes.

“The viewer is an eye witness to a family squabble over the father’s last wishes. Religion, politics, tradition, and family clash in this engrossing film.” ~Bill Bukowski