By Slimane BOUNIA


Comedy - Completed 2015

Burning is a tangled story of Algerians today who are struggling, much like this frozen fish that passes from hand to hand from the Kabyle mountains to the fishing coast and then ends up by coming back to life and dive in the endless waters of possibilities.

& Awards

Festival de Lussac 2017
Grand Prix du Jury
Festival des Courts en Hiver 2017
Prix du Public
Festival du Film Rhonalpin 2017
Prix du Jeune Public
39e Festival de Clermont-Ferrand 2017
Festival Digital Box Office Awards 2017
Festival ImagineIndia Internacional Madrid 16e edition 2017
Manchester Film Festival 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Social issues
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 17 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Slimane BOUNIA
    • Writer(s)
    • Slimane BOUNIA, Sylvain BOLLE-REDAT
    • Producer(s)
    • Jérémie CHEVRET (Plus de prod)
    • Synopsis
    • It is early morning, back from a fishing trip. Lounes comes along with a jerrican of petrol in his hand. Right there, in the middle of the shacks, he’s going to try to set himself alight. Up in the surrounding mountains, Rachid, a clandestine cab driver, is taking Ounissa, a young village girl to Tizi-Ouzou-sur-mer, along with a huge frozen fish. Quick! It’s getting hot already this morning, the countdown’s begun. In the evening, as our fish has reached the shore at last… Miracle! It’s coming back to life! being out of the water, it struggles as best as it can, the same way Rachid and Ounissa both do. Right there in Lounes’ arms, the fish keeps on fighting, just like Lounes himself who, that same morning, had unsuccessfully tried to set himself on fire but who would eventually manages tonight to “take a dive ».