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7.4
/10
60 Ratings

Papicha

Directed by Mounia Meddour Gens
France, 2019
Drama

Synopsis

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. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to put on a fashion show.

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Papicha Directed by Mounia Meddour Gens

Critics reviews

Among the standouts was Mounia Meddour’s more than promising first feature Papicha, which brings fierce energy to the depiction of an 18-year-old Algerian student’s struggle to hold onto the freedom she once experienced despite the Islamic fundamentalist takeover during the civil war of the 1990s.
July 01, 2019
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The writer-director Mounia Meddour occasionally slips up tonally. But her vision of a brutally closing world is harrowing and often indelibly sad.
May 24, 2019
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