Tea and Time

DOC | 00:19 | SWITZERLAND
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY SALAH EL AMRI
IN COPRODUCTION WITH HEAD – Geneva
Synopsis

A man deprived from his freedom cheats time. He cleans the floor, drinks tea and reminisces the past.

Bio | Filmography

Biography

Salah El Amri, Director

Born in 1995 in Rabat, Morocco, Salah El Amri began studying cinema at the ESAV in Marrakech. He then joined the Geneva University of Arts in September 2015, to continue his career in the «cinema du réel» department. During his studies, he directed a short film in Havana, Cuba, which was selected for the Filmar en América Latina Festival. He left school in July 2017. For three years, he worked as a photographer and cinematographer. He notably shot the making of O Fim Do Mundo by Basil Da Cunha. He also performed his military service during which he obtained the rank of lieutenant, and where he has been responsible for performing short episodes in the schools of recruits and executives of the Swiss army. Following these experiences, he decided to resume his Bachelor’s degree at HEAD in September 2020 from which he graduated with the congratulations of the Jury with his short film Le Thé et le Temps (Visions du Réel 22). He is preparing his next short film La Ruche in the prison universe.

Filmography (selection)

La Ruche, doc, 2022 (in production)
Tea and Time, doc, 2022
El Actor Cubano, doc, 2018

Images

Trailer
Distribution

Festivals

202: Visions du Réel (Switzerland) – Opening Scenes

Credits

Written & directed by
Salah El Amri
Cinematographer
Salah El Amri
Sound
Salah El Amri
Editing
Chloé Andreadaki
Sound Design & Mix
Vuk Vukmanovic
Color Grading
Rodney Musso

Produced by
GoldenEggProduction
In coproduction with
HEAD – Geneva

News

Cinema release of The Last Campaign

• Dates d'avant-premières

Chute (Strangers) awarded in Locarno

• Pardino d'Oro | Pardi di Domani

Spectrum

• is selected for the Alliance 4 Development program of the Locarno Festival 2021

Menschenskind ! (Our Child)

• Official Selection at Visions du Réel & DOK.fest Munich

Spectrum

• Selection to the Torino Script Lab 2020

Laissez-moi

• Selections to the Coproduction Village of Les Arcs 2019 & Atelier Grand Nord 2020

Putin's Witnesses

• Nomination to the European Film Awards

Silent Storm awarded in Locarno

• Pardino d'Argento | Pardi di Domani

The Jarariju Sisters awarded at the Berlinale

• Special Mention of the International Jury

Putin's Witnesses

• Official Selection at TIFF 2018
• Grand Prix for Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary IFF

Dressed for Pleasure awarded at the Berlinale

• Special Mention of the Youth Jury