Director: Damien Ounouri

Kindil el bahr
قنديل البحر

“Its aesthetic and narrative elegance render Kindil a horror film like no other.” - Roberto Rossellini Jury, MedFilm


During a beach outing with her family, a young mother is drowned by a group of men while swimming offshore. Anxiety and fear take hold of her family and also the townspeople - especially as, soon after, other bathers mysteriously start to die...


Special Jury Award – MedFilm
Best Film - Rossellini Institute Jury - MedFilm
University Jury's ​Honorable Mention - MedFilm
Jury Prize - Oran Arab Film Festival
Best Short - Regards Sur Le Cinéma Du Monde
Filmmaker to Filmmaker Award - Aspen ShortsFest
Best Short Narrative & Best Artistic Achievement - Luxor African Film Festival


Africa Cinemas of Apt - Afrikamera Berlin - An Other, Myself: Variations On Gender In Cinema - Arab Film Festival San Francisco - Arab World Institute Paris - Aspen ShortsFest - Bejaia Cinema Meetings - Black Movie: Geneva Independent Film Festival - Cinemafrika Film Festival of Berlin - Cinemed International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema - Cinemotif Film Festival - Directors’ Fortnight Cannes - FIFF Namur - Filmfest Hamburg - Independent Film Festival of Bordeaux - Karama (Jordan) - Leeds International Film Festival - Maghreb des Films - MedFilm - Nuremberg Human Rights Film Festival - Oran Arab Film Festival - Palestine, 3rd Cinema Days - Panorama International Coisa de Cinema - Quebec City film Festival - Regards Sur Le Cinéma Du Monde - São Paulo International Short Film Festival - T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw

Supported by

Algerian Ministry of Culture - French Institute Algeria

Coproduced with

El Hadi Bouabdullah (Mediacorp), Karim & Amin Bengana, Nathalie Fedrizzi, Amine Mentseur, Thomas & Amina Castaing

Year: 2016
Duration: 40 mins
Language: Arabic (Algerian)
Available Subtitles: English | French
Distribution: MAD Solutions (MENA), L’Agence du court métrage (ROW)
Broadcast: ARTE France Cinema