With Syrian film director Mohamad Malas and French actress Stephanie Benamra
A poet chooses to give birth alone at home
surrounded by characters pregnant with their dreams.
Mohamad Malas, Maïk Darha and Adnan Madanat
question life, time and its length
How to let life
make its way out of the maternal womb?
How to build
a family when you had to leave the motherland?
How to keep hope alive
when even birds are hiding from bombings?
Timelife is a lifeline, an umbilical cord linking each of us,
no matter the color of the skin, the mother tongue or the land of birth.
French Congolese dubbing actress Maïk Darha's masked voice brings faces of all origins to life from Whoopi Goldberg to Madonna.
Syrian film director Mohamad Malas and Jordan writer Adnan Madanat both studied filmmaking at VGIK (Moscow) and both live in countries eaten away by civil wars.
The film director, Hamid Benamra, had to leave Algeria to get a filmmmaking diploma that did not exist, but yet required, in his native country. The black years pushed him away for good.
But other migrants will not reach the shore, Central African dancer Brice Poma-Packotto dances the aground dreams of a whole continent.
21-year-old horsewoman renounces carrying life but hopes she inseminates horses to set up her own breeding farm.
In the meantime, mixed-race 7-year-old child struggles with a diaphragm to decide how much light she should let in her camera lens.
Timelife "homebirthes" lives, hopes and love.
110 min (2019)
Algeria//Syria/France - color 2:35 - 2K
French/Arabic - English subtitles