PAPICHA Rating - M 2019 - France Director: Mounia Meddour Stars: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda In French and Arabic with English subtitles. Winner Best First Film & Most Promising Actress (Lyna Khoudri), César Awards 2020 Winner Audience Award & Best New Director, Valladolid International Film Festival 2019 Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage through the public space. While a frenzied hunt for women unveiled is launched, Nedjma, a young student passionate about fashion, is determined to federate the girls of her campus to organize a fashion show braving all the forbidden. Brisk, confident, and atmospheric [...] Marked by a fierce vitality and vivid emotional authenticity, Papicha thrives on the heat of Nedjma’s anger and the glorious bond among the mostly young female performers. - The New York Times.
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