Papicha - Mounia Meddour

Papicha

By

Mounia Meddour

With: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Zahra Doumandji, Yasin Houicha, Nadia Kaci, Meryem Medjkane

Algeria, 1990s.
Nedjma, an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to 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.

Festivals & Awards

Festival de Cannes 2019 – Un Certain Regard

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019 – Horizons

El Gouna Film Festival 2019 – Best Arab Film

César Awards 2020 – Best First Feature

César Awards 2020 – Best Promising Actress

Trailer

Press

Brigitta Portier, Alibi Communication

Lyna Khoudri’s incendiary performance as the film’s heroine (…) A feminist warrior

SCREEN DAILY

Excellent company of actors in charismatic performances.

VARIETY

A feminist portrait, Papicha seduces especially for its energy, its freshness and the charisma of its lead character.

CINEUROPA

Original title: Papicha

Production: The Ink Connection - High Sea Production - Tayda Film

Nationality: France - Algeria - Belgium - Qatar

Year of production: 2019

Running time: 105'

Language: Arabic

Ratio: 1.77

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