Chronicle of the Years of Fire

Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Arabic: وقائع سنين الجمر, romanized: Waqāʾiʿu sinīna l-jamri; French: Chronique des Années de Braise; these names both mean "Chronicle of the Years of Embers") is a 1975 Algerian drama historical film directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina. It depicts the Algerian War of Independence as seen through the eyes of a peasant.

Chronicle of the Years of Fire
original film poster
Directed byMohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
Written byRachid Boudjedra
Tewfik Fares
Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
StarringYorgo Voyagis
Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
Hadj Smaine Mohamed Seghir
Leila Shenna
CinematographyMarcello Gatti
Distributed byArab Film Distribution
Release date
  • 26 November 1975 (1975-11-26)
Running time
177 minutes
LanguageAlgerian Arabic

The film won the Palme d'Or prize at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It was also selected as the Algerian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 48th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2]


See also


  1. "Festival de Cannes: Chronicle of the Years of Fire". Archived from the original on 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  2. Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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