2020 Edition



Section: Diaspora

Country: Algeria, France, Belgium, Qatar

Production Year: 2019

Duration: 108 minutes

Director: Mounia Meddour

Producer: Patrick André, Xavier Gens, Gregoire Gensollen, Belkacem Hadjadj

Screenplay: Mounia Meddour, Fadette Drouard

Cinematographer: Léo Lefèvre

Editor: Damien Keyeux

Cast: Lyna Khoudri, Nadia Kaci, Yasin Houicha, Shirine Boutella

Synopsis: Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma, an 18-year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting up a fashion show.