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PARIS LA BLANCHE

Drama, Romance| France | 2016 | 83 min | French, Kabyle (English or French subtitles)
By:  Lidia Leber Terki
With:  Tassadit Mandi, Zahir Bouzerar, Karole Rocher
Immigrants Story: Algeria, Kabylia

Lacking news from her husband Nour, seventy-year-old Rekia, leaves Algeria for the first time in order to bring him back to the village. But the man that she ends up finding has become a stranger.

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Awards:

  • Saint-Jean de Luz Film Festival - Best actress for Tassadit Mandi (France, 2016)

  • California Women’s film Festival (2019) - Best feature film, Best director, Best supporting actress (Karole Rocher)

  • Next international Film Festival (Houston, 2019) - Best actress (Tassadit Mandi), Best feature film, Best Director

  • IndieFest Film Awards (Los Angeles, 2019) - Excellence Award: Women Filmmakers (Lidia Terk, Director), Leading actress (Tassadit Mandi)

Film Reviews:

Profound and touching, Lidia Terki's French production Paris La Blanche is a film that impresses through its simplicity and heart, tackling the issue of immigration through a personal life story.(...)  Paris La Blanche is a film with many layers, which manages to teach without lecturing. It is a lesson about love, devotion, sacrifices and trust, about overcoming hardships and never giving up.

– Cineuropa

 

Paris la Blanche is a moving film on how lives drift apart, but more importantly, how new bonds are forged.

– The Austin Chronicle

 

Excellent acting by the main actress, subtle but with a lot of expression. This movie should resonate with anyone who has been living apart from their family, for whatever reason. Courage and love are the keywords here.

– IMDb