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Fatima

A film by Philippe Faucon

Synopsis

Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 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.

Cast

Fatima : Soria ZEROUAL
Nesrine : Zita HANROT
Souad : Kenza Noah AÏCHE
The father : Chawki AMARI

Crew

Screenplay, adaptation and dialogues: Philippe FAUCON
Screenplay and dialogues consultants: Aziza BOUDJELLAL, Yasmina NINI-FAUCON et Mustapha KHARMOUDI
Freely inspired from Fatima ELAYOUBI 's books: PRIÈRE À LA LUNE and ENFIN, JE PEUX MARCHER SEULE published by Bachari Editions
Photography: Laurent FÉNART
Sound: Thierry MORLAAS-LURBE
Costumes: Nezha RAHIL
Editing: Sophie MANDONNET
Original score: Robert-Marcel LEPAGE
Producers (France): Yasmina NINI-FAUCON, Philippe FAUCON (ISTIQLAL FILMS)
Producer (Canada): Serge NOËL (POSSIBLES MÉDIA)
Executive producer: Nadim CHEIKHROUHA (TANIT FILMS)

Production information

A France-Canada ISTIQLAL FILMS - POSSIBLES MÉDIA - ARTE FRANCE CINÉMA - RHÔNE-ALPES CINÉMA coproduction.
With the participation of PYRAMIDE PRODUCTIONS
With the participation of CENTRE NATIONAL du CINÉMA et de L’IMAGE ANIMÉE and the support of the fonds « IMAGES de la DIVERSITÉ »
With the participation of the RÉGION RHÔNE-ALPES et du CNC
With the support of  RÉGION PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE d’AZUR
in partnership with the CNC
With the support of the AGENCE NATIONALE pour la COHÉSION SOCIALE et l’ÉGALITÉ DES CHANCES - ACSÉ -  « IMAGES de la DIVERSITÉ » Commission
With the support of the PROCIREP - Société des Producteurs
With the financial participation of the SODEC
Produced with the financial participation of TÉLÉFILM CANADA
With the participation of the Crédit d’impôt pour le Cinéma et la Télévision (Québec) Crédit d’impôt pour production cinématographique ou magnétoscopique canadienne (Canada)
And the participation of FILMOPTION INTERNATIONAL

Technical information

France
Year of production : 2014
Length : 79 min.

Festivals and awards

Cannes film festival 2015 - Directors' Fortnight
Louis-Delluc Prize

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