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Papicha
Papicha (2019)

director: Mounia Meddour

composer: Rob
With: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, a.o.

duration: 106 minutes
First Films , Explore Zone , Political, Drama, War

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Algerian director Mounia Meddour reminds the viewer of the brutality of the Algerian civil war of the 1990s in this feature film. 18-year-old Nedjima dreams of a career in fashion and has launched her career by selling her sexy clothing to 'papichas', pretty young Algerian girls, in night club toilets. Her life as an independent woman is threatened, however, by religious fundamentalists who demand women to cover themselves up before leaving the house, or else... Undeterred, Nedjima wants to emphasize her femininity and organizes a fashion show out of protest. This ode to freedom underscores that boldness can still reign in times of repression.

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Screening dates: Papicha

Kinepolis Gent Sun 13 Oct 2019 20:00 - 21:46 (106 min)
Kinepolis Gent Mon 14 Oct 2019 17:15 - 19:01 (106 min)
Kinepolis Gent Wed 16 Oct 2019 22:00 - 23:46 (106 min) Buy tickets Add to your calendar   2019-10-16 22:00:00 2019-10-16 23:46:00 Europe/Brussels Film Fest Gent: Papicha Algerian director Mounia Meddour reminds the viewer of the brutality of the Algerian civil war of the 1990s in this feature film. 18-year-old Nedjima dreams of a career in… Kinepolis Gent

Credits

director: Mounia Meddour
screenplay: Fadette Drouard, Mounia Meddour
producer: Mounia Meddour, Patrick André, Xavier Gens, Gregoire Gensollen, Belkacem Hadjadj
composer: Rob
Editor: Damien Keyeux
Cinematography: Léo Lefèvre

production company: The Ink Connection
Distributor: Contact Film

More info

dialogue: Frans, Arabisch
subtitles: Dutch subt.
country: France - Algeria - Belgium - Qatar
year: 2019

Filmography

MOUNIA MEDDOUR: La cuisine en héritage (2010, doc), Cinéma algérien, un nouveau souffle (2011, doc), Edwige (2012, short), Papicha (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,39

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