The Last Queen

The Last Queen

By

Damien Ounouri and Adila Bendimerad

With: Adila Bendimerad, Dali Benssalah, Tahar Zaoui, Imen Noel, Nadia Tereszkiewicz

Algeria, 1516. The pirate Aroudj Barbarossa frees Algiers from the tyranny of the Spanish and seizes power over the kingdom. Rumor has it he murdered King Salim Toumi despite their alliance. Against all odds, one woman will stand up to him: Queen Zaphira. Between history and legend, this woman’s journey tells of a struggle, of personal and political turmoil endured for the sake of Algiers.

Festivals & Awards

Venice IFF Giornate degli Autori 2022 – Official Selection

Malmo Arab Film Festival – Best Actress Award for Adila Bendimerad

Amman International Film Festival 2023 – Special Mention for First Time Scriptwriter in a Feature Narrative Film

International Images Film Festival for Women 2023 – Best Script Award & Best Director Award

Thessaloniki IFF

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Mirjam Wiekenkamp - NOISE Film & TV

A gorgeous costume drama with a feisty feminist edge
VARIETY
A pulsating portrait of a heroine from the past 
CINEUROPA

A brilliantly grounded drama […] an intimate and gorgeously shot period piece

HIGH ON FILMS

Adila Bendimerad and Damien Ounouri shimmer with potential as dynamic feature filmmakers.
ICS (INTERNATIONAL CINEPHILE SOCIETY)

Original title: La Dernière Reine

Production: Taj Intaj - Agat Films - Orange Studio - Birth / 2 Horloges Productions - Yi Tiao Long Hu Bao International Entertainment Co. - CADC - Sofinergie 5 - The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation

Nationality: Algeria - France - Taiwan - Qatar - Saudi Arabia

Year of production: 2022

Running time: 113'

Language: Arabic

Ratio: 1:85

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