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ÉLÉONORE
(JUST LIKE A WOMAN)

by Amro Hamzawi
2020 | 85 min

AVAILABLE ONLY IN ONTARIO 
Comedy | France | French (English subtitles)

Cast: Nora Hamzawi, André Marcon, Dominique Reymond, Julia Faure, Arthur Igual, Violaine Gillibert, Joséphine de la Baume

Eléonore is a 34-year-old apprentice writer who has a never-ending string of odd jobs and one-night stands, while the only one she can confide in is her cat, Lucifer. When she finds out that her manuscript on which she had been pinning all her hopes will not be published, everything falls apart… Under the pressure of her mother and sister, she gets hired as an assistant in a publishing house specializing in erotic novels.

FESTIVALS:  

  • Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (2021)

  • Tübingen-Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival (Germany, 2020)

  • Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême (France, 2020)

  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (2020)

FILM REVIEWS:   

A delicious ode to the freedom to be yourself.

— Femme Actuelle (translated from French)

 

A funny and touching film.

— Voici (translated from French)

 

Cinema loves Nora Hamzawi. We suspected that after seeing her in Alice et le maire by Nicolas Pariser and Doubles vies by Olivier Assayas. We have absolute confirmation of this with Eléonore, where she is directed by her older brother Amro in a role he wrote especially for her.

— 20 minutes (translated from French)

 

In the skin of this awkward and touching young woman, Nora Hamzawi, at the heart of each scene and without ever hamming it up, imposes her transgressive humour and her delicate singularity.

— Les Échos (translated from French)

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