Papicha

Papicha
  • 2019
  • France / Algeria
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mounia Meddour
  • Cast: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda
  • UK release: 7 August 2020

Cannes-nominated drama set in Algiers during the late 1990s, wherein a group of women strive to take control of their own lives.

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Papicha

3 Aug 20203 stars

A wannabe fashion designer rages against oppressors in Mounia Meddour's powerful drama

Inspiring acts of defiance can take wildly different forms depending on the cultural context. Here, Moscow-born, Algeria-raised filmmaker Mounia Meddour, making her feature debut, puts fashion firmly at the centre of her story. Set in Algeria in 1997…

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