Zaïna 46

a film by Laure Desmazières

Directed by Laure Desmazières

with Djemel Barek, Foëd Amara, Julia Perazzini, Baya Belal, Djiby
Written by Laure Desmazières, Marion Dessaigne-Ravel and Anaïs Carpita
Director of Photography Michele Gurrieri
Sound Anne Dupouy
Editing Clémence Carré
Color correction Brice Pancot, La Ruche studio


Colour, 22’, France 2018
Arri Alexa plus, Zoom Fujinon 19/90, DCP, 1.66


Aquitaine Region, Landes Department, CNC, Fonds Images de la diversité, Préachat France 3

Abdel has been working in a café for several years in France. His wife Zaïna stayed on the other side of the Mediterranean. And any attempt at communication makes the other’s lack more unbearable.

Winner of the SFCC Critics’ Prize at the Grenoble Short Film Festival 2018, Best Screenplay at the Court en scène Festival 2018, Best male actor at the Lille International Short Film Festival 2019
Selected at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival 2019, the Premiers Plans d’Angers Festival 2019, the Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux Film Festival 2018, the Festival Un poing c’est court de Vaulx-en-Velin 2019, the Festival Chacun son court 2019 (Strasbourg) and the Festival Films Femmes Méditerranée 2019.