“The emotions are there in every claustrophobic camera angle, in thriller-tinged scenes that show female self-expression being denied and muffled both by enemies and so-called friends.” — Screen International
Starts May 29!
Co-presented by Arab Film and Media Institute.
Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri also in THE FRENCH DISPATCH) 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 and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting on a fashion show.
Directed by Mounia Meddour. Algeria. In French and Arabic with English subtitles. 108 mins.
Price: $10 (50% of proceeds support The Roxie)
Rental Period: 3 days
Roxie membership benefits do not apply to virtual screenings of this film.