Hinde Boujemaa | Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar | 2019 | 92'
A new life for Noura is almost within reach. Since her abusive husband landed in jail, she’s been working gruelling hours at a laundry to support her kids. But the light in all this has been Lassad, her new-found love. With only four days before the divorce is finally processed, it seems this dream will come true. But Noura’s husband is released early and it is Noura that risks ending up in prison… adultery in Tunisia is still punished with imprisonment.
Hend Sabri, Lotfi Abdelli, Hakim Boumsaoudi, Imen Cherif, Saif Dhrif, Jamel Sassi
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Award, FIPRESCI Award, (Torino Film Festival 2019), Tanit d’Or for the Best Narrative Feature Film, Best Actress Award to Hend Sabri (Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage 2019), Best Actress Award to Hend Sabri (El Gouna Film Festival 2019)
Hinde Boujemaa is half-Belgian and half-Tunisian. She began her career as a technician before making her first feature-length documentary, It Was Better Tomorrow, which was presented in the official selection of the 68th Venice Film Festival. As a director, she is involved in several campaigns for the fight against discriminations by women all over the world. In 2015, she made the short film ...and Romeo Married Juliet. Le rȇve de Noura is her first fiction feature film, which had its international premiere in 2019 at the Toronto Film Festival and in the New Directors section at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
2020 - Noura's Dream, ff
2019 - ...and Romeo Married Juliet, sf
2013 - It Was Better Tomorrow, ff (doc)