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Fatima

After emigrating from Algeria to France, single mother Fatima Elayoubi struggles against barriers of race and language to forge a writing career.

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Summary

Fatima lives on her own with two daughters: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt; and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters. Her pride and joy, they are also a source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. One day, she takes a fall on the stairs. On leave, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French.

Details

Director
Philippe Faucon
Cast
Soria ZeroualZita HanrotKenza Noah AïcheChawki AmariDalila BencherifEdith SaulnierCorinne DuchesneEmir El GuerfiZakaria Ali-MehidiZahra AddiouiNadia HamiedIsabelle CandelierFranck AndrieuxChristiane LarocheHélène BalazardClaire BrodiezFatima HerdaTaïs KazouanJean-François GuérinNathalie RichardAurélie DucuingJean-Philippe FerrièreSarah LamècheMehdi SenoussiJihade SikoukRachid YousMagali BonatBrigitte ChambonYolanda MpeleJacques ChambonJérôme EtienneAhmed TahirAdam SouliFatima El Missaoui
Genres
Drama
Country
France
Language
French
Available
Jan 17 2017
Duration
79min

Review

Honest, direct and dramatic without any sense of special pleading or situations pushed too hard.

Awards

Best Film
César Awards

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