Philippe Faucon

2015 | 76 Min |France-Canada |15+


Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters. Her pride and joy, they are also a source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. One day, she takes a fall on the stairs. On leave, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French.

Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes International Film Festival  2015

Winner Cesar Awards, France, 2016

Winner Lumieres Awards, France 2016