May 12: THE LAST QUEEN (2022) by Adila Bendimerad and Damien Ounouri

5.00pm | Sunday, May 12, 2024. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry

Time-travel with us to 16th century Algiers for a story of love, lust, ambition, and war. THE LAST QUEEN is a visually-striking period piece directed by Damien Ounouri and Adila Bendimerad, with its rivetting plot taking the viewer through a range of emotions as the drama heightens with each twist in the tale. THE LAST QUEEN is inspired by the legendary Queen Zaphira, and intends to flesh out her hitherto underreported yet contested place in the history of Algeria. When Queen Zaphira commits herself to the mission of total freedom for Algiers after her husband’s murder, peace becomes the most elusive thing.
You don’t want to miss it. Tell a friend, and bring two more.
Screening starts at 5pm prompt (doors open at 4.30pm) on Sunday, May 12 at Alliance Française Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre. Entry is free.

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.

Genre: Fiction, Drama, Historical
Running time: 113 minutes
Language(s): Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Adila Bendimerad and Damien Ounouri
Starring: Adila Bendimerad, Dali Benssalah, Tahar Zaoui, Imen Noel, Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Slimane Benouari
Writers: Adila Bendimerad and Damien Ounouri

Producers: Roger Huang, Yacine Medkour
Executive Producer: Yacine Laloui

D.O.P.: Shadi Chaaban
Country: Algeria, France, Taiwan
Year: 2022
Age Rating: N/A