For My Country

MENA premiere (Middle East and North Africa)

France | French, Arabic, English, Mandarin | Color | 113 m
Subtitles: English, Arabic

Aissa, a young officer of Algerian origin, loses his life during a fresher initiation ritual at a French military academy. His family fights to win justice for him when the army refuses to take responsibility. 


Rachid Hami

Bio: In 2003, Rachid Hami met Abdellatif Kechiche and later Arnaud Desplechin who supported his ambition to become a filmmaker. Following his 2005 short film NO EFFECT WITHOUT CAUSE, Rachid Hami made the medium-length film CHOISIR D'AIMER in 2007, a modern Romeo and Juliet starring Louis Garrel and Leïla Bekhti. In 2016, Rachid Hami directed his first feature film LA MÉLODIE, which premiered in Venice.