Until the end of time
Filmmaker: Yasmine Chouikh
Length: 93 min.
Date: Sunday 7 October 2018
Room: Cinerama 5
At the cemetery of Sidi Boulekbour, old gravedigger Ali (Djillali Boudjemaa) meets the 60-year-old Johar (Djamila Arres). For the first time after the death of her husband, she visits her sister’s grave. Johar wants her final resting place next to her sister, so she decides to organize her own funeral and asks Ali to help her. But the preparations for the final journey go wrong when they unexpectedly start to realize that there are feelings involved.
Although the Arab story takes place in a village in Algeria, European influences are clearly present. Due to the important bond between Algeria and France, and the universal language of love, spoken by the film.
Yasmine Chouikh directed two short films The Door (2006) and The Djinn (2010) and a TV series Studio 27 (2015). Until the End of Time is her first feature film.