Available May 29 via Virtual Screening Room.
Algiers, 1997. 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 on a fashion show.
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“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
Fadette Drouard (collaboration), Mounia Meddour (screenplay)
Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Yasin Houicha
France, Algeria, Belgium, Qatar