Thu 10 December 11:59pm
Sponsored by CityFibre
Director: Mounia Meddour
Starring: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hildadouaouda
Available to stream at home from Friday 13 November
In 1990s Algiers, underground discos thud to the beat of dance music as men and women dress to the nines and slip through checkpoints to party the night away. But outside, tensions are mounting between armed police forces and anti-government guerrilla groups. Head strong fashion student Nedjma, ‘Papicha’ to her friends, doesn’t know it yet, but her life is about to change forever.
Mounia Meddour‘s vibrant award-winning debut film, Papicha, lifts the lid on the radical events of the Algerian Civil War. Beautifully capturing the authentic experience of a group of determined young women as they come of age in a dangerous, new reality, this powerful and unforgettable film explores the resilient feminist spirit that fuels women to take back control of their bodies, clothing and public space.
★★★★ “SERIOUSLY POWERFUL FILMMAKING” Little White Lies
“MEDDOUR IS A CINEMATIC TALENT TO WATCH” RogertEbert.com
Stream on demand from Friday 13 November from £4.49. You’ll have 72 hours to watch the film. 25% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.
Please note, while Papicha is listed on our website and we receive a share of the rental fee, the purchasing and rental agreement is between you and the film distributor for each movie.