Fatima

A patient, reflective study of a middle-aged Moroccan-born single mother pressured by her neighbors and her two teenage children alike to assimilate into a culture of which... Read more

Fatima

Directed by Philippe Faucon

Year: 2015
Running Time: 79
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French and Arabic
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Fatima

Cast
Chawki Amari
Kenza Noah Aiche
Zita Hanrot
Soria Zeroual

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Directed by Philippe Faucon


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.

Awards

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

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival Rehoboth Beach 1478232000November 4, 2016
Cinema St. Louis/St. Louis International Film Festival St. Louis 1478145600November 3 - November 6, 2016
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1477195200October 23 - October 25, 2016
Vermont International Film Festival S. Burlington 1477022400October 21, 2016
Movies of Lake Worth Lake Worth 1474603200September 23, 2016
Movies of Delray Boca Raton 1474516800September 22, 2016
Santa Barbara International Film Festival / Riviera Theatre Santa Barbara 1474171200September 18 - September 20, 2016
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1473998400September 16 - September 22, 2016
Film Society of Lincoln Center New York 1472184000August 26 - September 1, 2016


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