London River

“London River” is about love, hope, vulnerability, and above all: humanity London 2005 It’s the story of Ousmane and Mrs Sommers, both humble people living ordinary lives, he in France, she in the Channel Islands. He has a son – She has a daughter – They both are students in London. On July 7th 2005 , without any news of their dear children, they decide to start a journey together in search of the two teenagers. And although they come from different religious backgrounds, -Ousmane is Muslim and Mrs Sommers’ Christian-, they will share the same hope in finding their children alive. Putting aside their cultural differences they will give each other the strength to continue the search and maintain the faith.



Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale)
* Silver Bear – Best Actor for Sotigui Kouyaté
* Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention

The International Festival of Cinema Authors in Rabat
* Best Actress for Brenda Blethyn


* Official Algerian entry

Banff World Television Festival
* Grand Jury Prize
Best Film

European Time for Peace Awards
* Best Actor for Sotigui Kouyaté
* Best actress for Brenda Blethyn

London Evening Standard British Film Awards
* Nomination Best Actress for Brenda Blethyn

Abu Dhabi Film Festival
* Special Mention Award


SESC Film Festival Brazil
* Audience Award Best Foreign Actress for Brenda Blethyn

Fajr International Film Festival (Iran)
* Crystal Simorgh Award – Best Script