for my country

For My Country

Directed by Rachid Hami
France | 2022 | Narrative
89 minutes

Aissa, a young officer of Algerian origin, tragically loses his life during an initiation ritual at the prestigious French military academy of Saint-Cyr. As the death tears through his family, controversy arises over Aissa’s funeral plans when the Army refuses to take responsibility. Ismael, his older, rebellious brother, tries to keep the family united as they fight to win justice for Aissa. The film is part of the “Young French Cinema” series presented annually by French film distributor Unifrance and Villa Albertine, an artist residency program.