Tea in the Harem (1985): Produced by Costa-Gavras, Directed by Mehdi Charef

Produced by Costa-Gavras, Tea in the Harem ( Le Thé au harem d’Archimède) was directed by Mehdi Charef, based on his 1983 book.

The film world premiered at the 1985 Cannes Film Fest (in Un Certain Regard sidebar), and later won the Jean Vigo Prize ands Cesar Award for Best First Film.

Set in a public housing project outside Paris, the tale centers on Madjid, an Algerian teenager, living a marginal life as an immigrant.