The Last Queen

The Last Queen

World premiere: Venice 2022 / Giornate degli Autori

Algeria, 1516. The pirate Aroudj Barbarossa (Dali Benssalah) frees Algiers from the tyranny of the Spanish and seizes power over the kingdom. Rumor has it he murdered King Salim Toumi (Tahar Zaoui), despite their alliance. Against all odds, one woman will stand up to him: Queen Zaphira (Adila Bendimerad). Part history, part legend, this woman’s journey tells of a struggle, of personal and political turmoil endured for the sake of Algiers.

Algeria/ France/ Saudi Arabia/ Qatar/ Taiwan, 2022, 110'