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ONLINE – Enzian On Demand: “PAPICHA”
May 30, 2020 - June 4, 2020$12
Available now – Thurs, June 4th
Algeria’s official submission for Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards
Winner! 2 Cesar Awards (French Oscars) for Best First Film and Most Promising Actress
“An impressive debut! The emotions are there in every claustrophobic camera angle, in thriller-tinged scenes that show female self-expression being denied and muffled both by enemies and so-called friends.” —Lee Marshall, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
“Harrowing…the female camaraderie feels both well-observed and authentic…a lovingly acted film.” —Boyd van Hoeij, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri starring in Wes Anderson’s upcoming ‘The French Dispatch’), 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 on a fashion show.