Until the Birds Return (En attendant les hirondelles). 2017. Algeria/France/Germany. Directed by Karim Moussaoui. Courtesy of MK2 Films

En attendant les hirondelles (Until the Birds Return). 2017. Algeria/France/Germany. Directed by Karim Moussaoui. In Arabic and French; English subtitles. 113 min.

New York Premiere

A property developer is witness to random street violence. A pair of secret lovers make their way across the desert. A doctor is accused of having a criminal past. In these three interconnected tales, exciting newcomer Karim Moussaoui—whom critics at Cannes compared to Abbas Kiarostami and Leos Carax—takes the pulse of modern-day Algiers, a country once riven by colonial occupation and sectarian warfare yet still abundant in beauty and promise.

    1. Saturday, March 31, 2018,
      3:30 p.m.

      Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
    2. Friday, March 30, 2018,
      8:30 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    This film accompanies New Directors/New Films 2018.