Feature Narrative Competition | 105 min | 2019


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About the Film

In 1990s Algeria, Nedjma is an outgoing 18-year-old with a passion for fashion design. She refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War keep her from experiencing a normal teenage life, and continues to enjoy her nights by going out with her friend Wassila. While the social climate grows more conservative, Nedjma rejects the new bans set by radicals, and decides to fight for her independence by planning a fashion show.

Film Info

Section Feature Narrative Competition
Year 2019
Length 105 min
Language Algerian Arabic, French with subtitles in English
Country Algeria, France, Belgium
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Mounia Meddour
Screenplay Mounia Meddour
Cinematography Léo Lefèvre
Music Rob
Editing Damien Keyeux
Producer Xavier Gens, Patrick André, Grégoire Gensollen, Belkacem Hadjadj, Mounia Meddour
Production Company The Ink Connection, High Sea Production, Tayda Film
Sound Design
Sound Guilhem Donzel, Damien Lazzerini
Cast Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Nadia Kaci, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Zahra Doumandji, Yasin Houicha, Meryem Medjkane

Film Contacts

Directed by: Mounia Meddour