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Papicha

Papicha
Papicha
Director: Mounia Meddour
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Qatar
Year: 2019
Film duration: 1:45
Language: Arabic, French
Producer: Patrick André, Xavier Gens, Gregoire Gensollen, Belkacem Hadjadj
Screenwriter: Mounia Meddour
DoP: Léo Lefevre
Editor: Damien Keyeux
Music: Rob
Cast: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Zahra Doumandji, Yasin Houicha
Production: The Ink Connection, High Sea Production, Tayda Film

Synopsis

Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma, an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting on a fashion show.

Brimming with girl power, Algerian director Mounia Meddour’s feature debut brought a ray of light into the Un Certain Regard selection at this year’s festival in Cannes.

Director

Mounia Meddour Mounia Meddour was born and raised in Algeria. At the age of 18, she moved to France with her family as a result of death threats they received during the Algerian Civil War. She studied journalism before joining the summer directing program at La Fémis in Paris. Her first short film, Edwige (2011) won the Ciné+ Award at the Saint-Jean-de- Luz Festival, the UniFrance Short Film Award and was featured in several festivals including Dubai International Film Festival. Papicha is her first feature-film.
Director's filmography: La cuisine en héritage (2010, doc), Cinéma algérien, un nouveau souffle (2011, doc), Papicha (2019)
  • Fri, November 15, 2019


    18:30


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 6, Tallinn

    Screening code: 010301
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 1:45
    Language: Arabic, French

    Fri, November 15, 2019


    20:45


    Elektriteater, Tartu

    Screening code: 011802
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 1:45
    Language: Arabic, French

    Thu, November 21, 2019


    18:30


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 8, Tallinn

    Screening code: 070505
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 1:45
    Language: Arabic, French

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