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246 Ratings

Waiting for Happiness


Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
Mauritania, France, 2002


Nouadhibou is a small seaside village on the Mauritanian coast. Amongst its white-washed buildings and melodic songs passed down through generations, lives intertwine while waiting for a hypothetical happiness…

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Waiting for Happiness Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2002 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize (Un Certain Regard)

2003 | Winner: Foreign Cineaste of the Year

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