Cinema Releases - Fatima
Winner of Best Film at this year's French César awards.
Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: fifteen-year old Souad, a rebellious teenager, and eighteen-year old Nesrine, who is about to start medical school.
Fatima hasn’t quite mastered French and this, in turn, becomes a source of frustration in her daily interactions with her daughters. Both are her pride and joy, what drives her, and a constant source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman, until one day, she falls down the stairs.
While on sick leave, Fatima begins to write everything that she has not been able to express to her daughters in French in her native Arabic.
Official Selection, Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival
Best Film, French Césars 2016
Best Young Actress, French Césars 2016
Best Adapted Screenplay, French Césars 2016
Prix Louis Delluc