Chronicle of the Years of Fire

15 March '20 at 2:00 pm - 17 March '20 at 6:10 pm

Chronicles of the Years of Fire by Algerian director Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, focuses on a poor farmer, Ahmad (Greek actor Yorgo Voyagis), who leaves his barren, drought-stricken village only to be drafted into the French army during WWII; years later, he becomes passionately involved in the struggle to break his country free from the yoke of French colonialism.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, this sweeping saga of the Algerian Revolution is told in six chapters, spanning the period from the Second World War to the War of Independence.

The film has been restored by The World Cinema Project, a program of The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of classic films from around the world. Founded by Martin Scorsese, the foundation supports and encourages preservation efforts to save films and ensure that these works are preserved, seen and shared.


Cine Lumiere, Institut Francais London

Institut français du Royaume-Uni 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT


Cine Lumiere, Institut Francais London

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