Zaineb hates the snow

  • Zaineb n'aime pas la neige (Zaineb takrahou ethelj)
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title : Zaineb hates the snow - زينب تكره الثلج‎
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2016
Format : Feature
Running time : 94 (in minutes)

2009. Tunisian Nine-year-old Zaineb lost her father. Her mother will rebuild her life with a man in Canada. Zaineb was told that once she is there, she can finally see the snow! But she wants nothing to do with this new country, Because Zaineb has decided to hate the snow. Covering six years in the life of a charismatic young Tunisian girl and her changing family life, Zaineb Hates the Snow is a beautiful and poignant coming-of-age documentary told through the eyes of a wide-eyed little émigré.

A film by Kaouther Ben Hania

TN, FR, QA, LB, AE 2016 - Documentary / 52', 94' - DCP · Color · 94' · Arabic/French

Themes: human interest

Producer: Habib Attia
Co-Producers: Gilles Perez, Cyrille Perez
Executive Producers: Habib Attia, Gilles Perez, Cyrille Perez

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Cinematographer: Kaouther Ben Hania
Editor: Samuel Lajus
Music: Sarmad Abdulmajid
Sound: Kaouther Ben Hania

Production Company: Cinetelefilms
Co-Production Company: 13 Productions

2016 | Festival de Locarno, Suisse
* Selection : Fuori concorso
* World Premiere


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  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
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  • Africiné
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