[Marxism] Fwd: A Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche retrospective | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Nov 12 16:50:23 MST 2016

In this article I want to call your attention to the Rabah 
Ameur-Zaïmeche retrospective that began on November 1 at the French 
Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York that runs until December 
13. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to view the screeners before now so the 
November 1 feature is only included to give you a sense of the breadth 
of this Algerian director’s body of work. Totally unknown to me before 
this week, I would now include him as among the more important 
filmmakers on the scene today—an equal to the Dardenne brothers, Nuri 
Bilge Ceylan and Jafar Panahi. If you are familiar with these directors, 
you would know that this is high praise. Born fifty years ago in Beni 
Zid, Algeria, he grew up in France. But like other Algerian immigrant 
filmmakers, his focus is very much on the Algerian experience.


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