Viva Laldjerie

Directed by Nadir Mokneche
Film Movement
113 Minutes
French, Arabic
Not Rated
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Three women: a mother, her daughter and a prostitute have been living in a hotel in the heart of Algiers amid creeping fundamentalism. Goucem, the daughter, has chosen a modern, emancipated life, spending steamy weekends in nightclubs. Fifi, her faithful friend, prostitutes herself under the thumb of a local protector. Papicha, the mother, eats pizzas in front of the television, torn between fear and nostalgia for the cabaret days of her youth. Known in Europe as the North African Pedro Almodovar, filmmaker Nadir Mokneche weaves a richly drawn portrait of women exiled in their own country.

DVD Features

Yashmak, directed by James Brown

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1


Awards & Recognition

Best Film
Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection
Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection
Cairo Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection
Toronto Arab Film Festival

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