With: Adila Bendimerad, Dali Benssalah, Tahar Zaoui, Imen Noel
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
Giornate degli Autori 2022 – Official Selection
Mirjam Wiekenkamp - NOISE Film & TV
A gorgeous costume drama with a feisty feminist edge
A pulsating portrait of a heroine from the past
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