"Just another soap opera in less deft hands, Nadir Mokneche's (AKA the Algerian Almodovar's) "Viva Laldjerie" jumps off the screen with humor, poignancy and local color. Tale of a 27-year-old and her ex-cabaret dancer mother forced to make their way in Algiers as fundamentalism undermines even the arts, brims with human drama." - Variety. Top notch cast all around. Lubna Azabal is spellbinding.