- Original title
- Running time
- 79 min.
Co-production France-Canada; Istiqlal Films / arte France Cinéma / Possibles Média / Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
Drama | Immigration. Family Relationships. Social Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters. Her pride and joy, they are also a source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. One day, she takes a fall on the stairs. On leave, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French.
: 3 César Awards: Best Film, Adapted Screenplay & New Actress (Hanrot)
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