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by Lidia Terki


With no news from her husband, who left in the ‘70s to work in France, a middle-aged Rekia leaves her village and goes on a journey to Paris. She crosses Algeria and the Mediterranean Sea, gets lost in the alleys of the quarter of Pigalle, to finally find her dear Nura in the distant suburb of Paris in a hostel for retired migrant workers. But her hero, a veteran of the struggle for the liberation of Algeria, has become quite different, has become a stranger.

original title: Paris La Blanche
country: France
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Lidia Terki
film run: 81'
release date: FR 29/03/2017
screenplay: Lidia Terki, Colo Tavernier
cast: Tassadit Mandi, Zahir Bouzerar, Karole Rocher, Sébastien Houbani, Dan Herzberg, Marie Denarnaud
cinematography by: Malik Brahimi
music: Chloé Thévenin
producer: Jan Vasak, Alexandre Charlet, Virginie Sauveur
production: Day for Night Productions
backing: CNC, région Ile-de-France, Doha Film Institute
distributor: ARP Sélection


main awards/selection

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016
Saint-Jean-de-Luz Festival 2016Prix France Bleu

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