Date(s) - 27/07/2017
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
CINE FORUM MELIES: Fatima
7.00 pm | 27th of July | Alliance Française auditorium
Free and open to all // Subtitled in English
Philippe Faucon, France – 2015 – 1h19min – Drama
Fatima is a 2015 French drama film directed by Philippe Faucon. It was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It won the Prix Louis-Delluc for Best Film in December 2015. It received four nominations at the 41st César Awards and won Best Film, Most Promising Actress and Best Adaptation.
Fatima is a woman from the Maghreb immigration, arrived in France around the thirties with her husband. Years later, separated from him, she raised her two daughters, Souad and Nesrine, by cleaning houses. Fearing that her 15- and 18-year-old daughters will only experience a frustrating and precarious journey like hers, she tries to help them as best she can. The latter, who grew up in France, speak better French than their mother and do not understand Arabic very well. Fatima has difficulty with this separation by language in society and this barrier of communication within her own family. To compensate for this frustration, she keeps a daily diary in her native language.
It is then that, during a long period of immobilization due to an accident at work, she decides to immerse herself in her literacy classes and to really learn French, while having her manuscripts read to her young doctor, a woman speaking Arabic.