1961 / original title : LES OLIVIERS DE LA JUSTICE / Noir & blanc / status : completed
Jean left Algeria a long time ago and now lives in France. When his father’s death is announced, he goes to his bedside in his homeland. As the Algerian war changes the country’s destiny, he recalls his childhood memories.
“Lush, lyrical, in contrasting the present with the past, the picture is stunningly evocative”
The New York Times
“Evokes both the campaign of terrorism by Algerian militants and the brutality of France's military occupation; abeove all, he depicts the nuances of irreconcilable inequalities, the web of local subtleties that both compose and miss the historically big picture”
The New Yorker