Feature fiction movie "Certified Halal," by Algerian director Mahmoud Zemmouri, will be screened at the 38th Montreal World Film Festival (WFF), to run until September 1st in the Canadian French-speaking city, the organizers posted on the event's website.
Made in 2014, Zemmouri's movie is in the section called "Focus on World Cinema (Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania," organizers said.
Co-produced by Algeria, Belgium and France, "Certified Halal" is a "comedy of manners" dealing with theme of arranged marriages and gender equality.
It features French humourist and actor, Algeria-born Smain, and French actress Hafsia Herzi, both of whom have the leading roles.
"The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world," according to the WFF's website.
About 350 films are scheduled for the 38th edition, opened on August 21.