Fatima

Istiqlal Films, Arte France cinéma (Firm), Rhône-Alpes cinéma (Firm), Possibles Média

DVD - 2017

"Named the best French film of 2016 by the César Awards, Fatima is a brilliant and moving tale about what it means to be an immigrant today. It was inspired by the life of North African poet Fatima Elayoubi, who immigrated knowing little French and slowly taught herself the language. Fatima (Soria Zeroual) lives with her two teenage daughters in Lyon, and works cleaning jobs to pay their way through school. She is a woman pressured by her children and her neighbors alike to assimilate into... a culture of which she's wary. Fatima is a complex, uplifting film that is one of recent French cinema's most trenchant and memorable portraits of the contemporary immigrant experience"--Container.

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Subjects
Genres
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, Inc [2017]
Language
French
Arabic
English
Item Description
Freely adapted from the books Prière à la lune and Enfin, je peux marcher seule by Fatima Elayoubi.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Special features: Interview with director; trailer.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio, 16x9); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Awards
César Awards, 2016: Best Film, Best Adaptation, Best Female Newcomer ; Prix Louis-Delluc, 2015: Best Film.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Laurent Fénart ; editor, Sophie Mandonnet ; original music, Robert-Marcel Lepage ; costume designer, Nezha Rahile.
ISBN
9786316752864
6316752865
0738329211837
Corporate Authors
Istiqlal Films (production company), Arte France cinéma (Firm), Rhône-Alpes cinéma (Firm), Possibles Média
Other Authors
Serge Noël, 1965- (film producer), Philippe Faucon, 1958- (screenwriter), Yasmina Nini-Faucon, 1959- (actor), Soria Zeroual, 1970- (-), Zita Hanrot, 1990-, Kenza Noah Aïche, 1999-, Isabelle Candelier, 1963-, Chawki Amari, 1964-, Fatima Elayoubi, 1955-
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Living in France, Moroccan-born single mother Fatima works cleaning jobs to put her two teenage daughters through school as she slowly assimilates into the culture and learns the language.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Fatima (Soria Zeroual) lives with her two teenage daughters and works cleaning jobs to pay their way through school. Inspired by a true story and the poetry of the North African writer Fatima Elayoubi, who immigrated knowing very little French and slowly taught herself the language, Faucon’s eighth feature—winner of the prestigious Louis Delluc Prize for Best French Film—is a patient, reflective study of a woman pressured by her children and her neighbors alike to assimilate into a culture of which she’s wary.