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Late for my Mother's Funeral

Late for my Mother's Funeral

A Feature film by Penny Allen

Production year : 2013

    Synopsis

    Between grief and playfulness, LATE FOR MY MOTHER'S FUNERAL is the intimate portrait of a Moroccan family residing in Algeria who are adrift following the death of their mother Zineb, a towering force and notorious smuggler of gold and precious jewels. Zineb survives inside her offspring who, one after the other, don her dress and portray her, resulting in a storm front of conflicted feelings on display for all to see. This turbulent family story brings to life cross-border identities, the influence of political context on individual lives, and the universal importance of the mother. The film finds its space between the past and the present, fiction and documentary, Paris and the Maghreb, always inhabited by the haunting presence of the recently deceased matriarch.
     

    Participants (4)

    Subject

    Festival Screenings

    • Luxor African Film Festival (Egypte) 2014
    • Penny Allen Retrospective 2014 (USA) (distributed by The Hollywood Theatre Group)

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (6)

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2013

    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 18 min

    Current status :

    Visa number :

    133.273

    Visa issue date :

    02/05/2012

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    HDV

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    16/9

    Audio format :

    Stereo

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2013

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2013)

    Selection

    World Cinema

    Delegations