Women's Expectations

  • Attente des femmes (L')
Genre : Historical
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2000
Format : Feature
Running time : 82 (in minutes)

The story takes place in the 1920s in the remote Aurassian mountains in Eastern Algeria, an area that is frequently devastated by long winters, famine, and disease. Brahim, a master craftsman, is one of the wealthiest men in the region. Married to Makla then Gamra, who fail to bear him children, he decides to marry for the third time, hoping that this wife will provide him with an heir before he is too old. Forced to marry the aging Brahim, Fadah, a beautiful, healthy twenty-years-old woman, join the two other wives in a household that is cut off from the rest of the community. Only Brahim has contact with others and leaves to go to the village once a month to deliver his pottery and buy supplies. One day, Brahim hires a young man, Hemna, to do work on the property. A few months later, Fadah shows all signs of pregnant woman…

Director : Naguel Belouad
Director : Naguel Belouad
Screenwriter : Naguel Belouad
Actors : Sonia Mekkiou, Doudja Achachi, Tounes Ait Ali, Salima Seddiki, Abdallah Bouzida, Kamel Rouini
Director of Photography : Bachir Selami
Sound Recordist : Malek Zaidi
Editor : Joëlle Dufour

Feature film
Genres : Fiction
Subgenres : Drama
Production language :
Nationality : Minority French (Algeria)
Runtime : 1h 22mn
Current status : Released
Official website : www.attentedesfemmes.com

Executive Producers : Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat
Press Attaché (film) : François Hassan Guerrar

Associate production company : 3B Productions
Co-production : Canal+ Horizons
French distribution : Tadrart Films
Film export/Foreign Sales : Pyramide International

Foreign production company : Gouraya Communications Audiovisuelles

Nationality : Minority French (Algeria)
Production year : 2001

Production formats : 35mm
Screening format : 35mm
Color type : Color
Aspect ratio : 1.85
Sound format : Dolby SR

Festival selections
> Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2002 :

- Main Program Section Feature Films
> San Sebastian - International Film Festival - 2001 :

- Zabaltegi/New Directors
> World Film Festival (Montréal) - 2002 :


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