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PAPICHA

Mounia Meddour

France/Algeria/Belgium/Qatar | V.O. Arabic/French/English | ST French | 2019 | 105 min | DCP | color | Fiction | Canadian Premiere

Algiers, 1990s. Nedjma, 18, a student living on university campus, dreams of becoming a stylist. At night, accompanied by her best friends, she slips through the wire fences of the city to get to the nightclub where she sells her creations to "papichas", pretty young Algerian girls. The political and social situation of the country continues to deteriorate. Refusing to give up and defying all authority, Nedjma decides to fight for her freedom by organizing a fashion show.

Distribution
Director Mounia Meddour
Cinematographer Léo Lefèvre
Screenplay Mounia Meddour, Fadette Drouard
Cast Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Zahra Doumandji, Yasin Houicha
Production HIGH SEA PRODUCTION, TAYDA FILM, THE INK CONNECTION
Distribution AZ FILMS