Fatima (DVD)

Directed by : Philippe Faucon
Available Date : 01/17/2017
Release Year : 2015
Running Time : 79
UPC : 738329211837
Country : France
Language: French and Arabic
Subject : French Cinema & Culture, 21st Century Politics, Family Studies, Women's Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Human Rights
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Fatima lives with her two teenage daughters and works cleaning jobs to pay their way through school. Inspired by a true story and the poetry of the North African writer Fatima Elayoubi, who immigrated knowing very little French and slowly taught herself the language. A patient, reflective study of a woman pressured by her children and her neighbors alike to assimilate into a culture of which she's wary. Despite the display of everyday racism, both veiled and overt; internal domestic disputes and external gestures of inhospitality, Fatima offers an uplifting experience and one of recent French cinema's most trenchant and moving portraits of immigrant experience.

Publish Date : 2016-12-20
  • Philippe Faucon - Director
  • Chawki Amari - Actor
  • Kenza Noah Aiche - Actor
  • Zita Hanrot - Actor
  • Soria Zeroual - Actor

Awards

2016 Cesar Award-winner for Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Newcomer (Female)

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