Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Nouri Bouzid wrote and directed this French-Tunisian drama about three Arab women: Divorced mother Aida (Anmel Hedhili), who works as both a university professor and a Tunis taxidriver. Aida lives for the visits of her married lover in Gaza. Her house guest is withdrawn Fatiha (Nadia Kaci), who witnessed the killing of her family in Algeria. Aida has a chance encounter with her former college classmate Amina (Leila Nassim), now a housewife. Amina takes flight from her unhappy marriage by running away to Aida's apartment. Shown at Venice '97 and 1998 film fests (Montpellier, Valencia, Karlovy Vary).
apartment, classmate, divorce, homemaker, lover, marriage, mother, murder, oppression, professor, witness, woman, women's-issues
High Production Values