25 October, 14:30 · CKK Jordanki
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 up a fashion show.
|Cast:||Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Zahra Doumandji, Yasin Houicha, Nadia Kaci, Meryem Medjkane|
|Producers:||Xavier Gens, Gregoire Gensollen, Patrick André, Belkacem Hadjadj|
|Production:||The Ink Connection, High Sea Production, Tayda Film|
|Awards:||FF w Cannes / Cannes FF – nominacja w sekcji Inne Spojrzenie / nomination: Un Certain Regard (2019)|
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 IFF. Papicha is her first feature-film.