Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma is an 18 year-old student who dreams of becoming a fashion designer. She sneaks out of campus every night with her friends to go to a night club where she sells her creations to young Algiers girls. However, due to the Civil War, the situation in the country gets tense and women tend to have less and less rights. Nedjma refuses the repression and tries to fight it in her own way: she flouts the law to organize a fashion show.
A film by Mounia MEDDOUR
France / Algeria / Belgium / Qatar, 2019, Fiction, 1h45mins - Arabic, French, English - 1.77 - 5.1 - drama
Production: High Sea Production, The Ink Connection, Scope Pictures
Distribution (France): Jour2Fête
International Press Brigitta Portier, Alibi communication
El Gouna Film Festival 2019, Egypt /// Best Arab Film Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême 2019, France /// Audience Award /// Best Script Award /// Best Actress (Lyna Khoudri) Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019, Tchéquie /// Horizons Festival de Cannes 2019 - Un Certain Regard, France /// World Premiere