Posts tagged "Reda Kateb"

Venice Film Festival: Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjeux

Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjeux Directed by Wim Wenders Starring Reda Kateb, Sophie Semin, Jens Harzer and Nick Cave by Jenny Donoghue Not many 3D films open with a writer staring at his typewriter and an apple on a tiny table. Adapted by director Wim Wenders from Peter Handke’s play, Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjeux is not […]

Far From Men: David Oelhoffen

by Joanna Orland In 1954, colonial conflict in Algeria is rife. Daru (Viggo Mortenson), a French teacher based in a small Algerian village, finds himself in the middle of this struggle when a prisoner named Mohamed (Reda Kateb) is handed over for Daru to escort him to his death. On their journey, Daru and Mohamed […]

London Film Festival: Far From Men Premiere

by Joanna Orland In David Oelhofffen’s Loin des hommes (Far from Men) a French-speaking Viggo Mortensen plays Daru, a teacher in a small village school in the Algerian mountains in 1954 when colonial conflict is imminent as Algeria begins its struggle for independence. Mohamed (Reda Kateb) arrives at Daru’s doorstep, and the two men set […]

Far From Men ( Loin des hommes )

Directed by David Oelhoffen Starring Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb Screening at BFI London Film Festival October 18th, 2014 by Ruth Thomson (reviewed at the 71st Venice Film Festival) In writer/director David Oelhofffen’s Loin des hommes (Far from Men), Viggo Mortensen (speaking convincing French) plays Daru, a teacher in a small village school in the […]