DUBAI: French Algerian actress Lyna Khoudri’s film “Nos Frangins,” or “Our Brothers,” is set to screen in France this weekend ahead of its international cinema debut in December — and the star will be in attendance at the event.
The hotly anticipated film by three-time Oscar-nominated director Rachid Bouchareb will screen on Nov. 12 at a movie theater in the Parisian neighborhood of Saint-Denis called Cinéma l'Écran de Saint-Denis.
The movie tells the harrowing true story of French Algerian student Malik Oussekine who died in police custody in 1986 following several weeks of student protests against a university reform bill. Khoudri plays the role of his sister.
Khoudri stars alongside a stellar cast that includes fellow French Algerian actor Reda Kateb, Raphael Personnaz, Samir Guesmi and newcomer Adam Amara.
Khoudri, Kateb and Guesmi will all attend the premiere this weekend.
“Nos Frangins” had its global premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. It launched in the Cannes Première section.
At the “Nos Frangins” photocall in Cannes, the 29-year-old evoked casual-cool wearing a glittering silver shirt and a red miniskirt by Chanel.
She attended the red carpet premiere, alongside her castmates Guesmi and Kateb, wearing a sheer black embroidered dress from Chanel’s spring 2022 couture collection.
“The French Dispatch” actress has had a busy year.
She is currently filming “The Three Musketeers.”
Her film “Novembre” also had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
In “Novembre,” which tells the story of the terrorist attacks in Paris on the night of Nov. 13, 2015, the actress takes on the role of Samia, a charitable young woman who volunteers at a homeless camp. Her flat mate is bankrolling her cousin, one of the terrorists.
Alongside acting, Khoudri also has an interest in fashion.
She is a Chanel brand ambassador and made her runway debut at the Chanel 2023 cruise show that took place in May in Monaco.
Staged by famed directors Sofia and Roman Coppola, Khoudri was featured alongside models Blesnya Minher, HyunJi Shin, Mariam de Vinzelle and Vivienne Rohner.