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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Narimane Mari

Narimane MARI (Algeria, 1969) began her career in 2001 by producing films. Since 2006 she produces within the company Centrale Electrique, of which she is a founding member. In 2007 she made her first short film Prologue, about the artist Michel Haas. She then directed Scholars in the Land of Islam (2011), ninety episodes of animation for the Algerian national television. Bloody Beans (2013), her first fiction film, was selected at more than 50 film festivals and received the Grand Prix at FID Marseille. Mari’s second feature, the documentary Les fort des fous (2017) had its world premiere in Locarno. Her most recent documentary, We Had the Day Bonsoir (2022), selected for IFFR 2023, won the Grand Prix award at FID Marseille.


Prologue(2007, short doc), Scholars in the Land of Islam (2011, TV series), Loubia hamra/Bloody Beans (2013), Le fort des fous (2017, doc), Holy Days (2019), On a eu la journée bonsoir/We Had the Day Bonsoir (2022)

Narimane Mari at IFFR

  • We Had the Day Bonsoir

    Intimate, lyrical ode to filmmaker Narimane Mari’s late partner, Michel Haas – and to life itself.

    • Harbour
  • Le fort des fous

    In three acts, Mari investigates in a brilliant, complex way the heritage of the colonisation process. From a historic portrayal in her birthplace Alg

    • A History of Shadows