Rent The Winds of the Aures (aka Rih al awras) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental

The Winds of the Aures (1967)

3.2 of 5 from 45 ratings
Unavailable Not released
  • General info
  • Available formats
This black-and-white film - the first road movie of Algerian cinema - presents one of the most readily apparent, though subtle, transformations of the daily life of the people of Algeria brought about by the ordeal of French occupation and the war of liberation. With military repression in full force, a peasant woman finds herself alone in her house in the mountains when her only son is taken away by French soldiers soon after her husband is killed in a raid. One day, on seeing a dead chicken, which she considers a bad omen, she decides to leave home, and sets off on a tiring journey through the mountains.
With a pair of chickens in tow, she moves from one detention camp to the next in a desperate search for her missing son. The film was inspired by events experienced by the family of its director.
Keltoum, Mohamed Chouikh, , Thania Timgad, , Mustapha Kateb, Omar Tayare
Tewfik Fares, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
Rih al awras
Action & Adventure, Drama
Algeria, Action & Adventure, Drama

1967 Cannes Best First Work

Release Date:
Not released

Rent other films like The Winds of the Aures

Reviews of The Winds of the Aures

Currently there are no reviews for this title

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month