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Papicha Rated 15

Papicha

Dir. Mounia Meddour. Algeria, 2020. 1h 48m. French/subs. Starring Yasin Houicha, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Shirine Boutella, Lyna Khoudri.

As civil war rages between the Algerian government and radical Islamist rebel groups, a group of young women face up to a changing society in which their freedoms as women are under threat. In the centre of it all is headstrong student Nedjma whose passion for staging a fashion show remains undeterred. A stirring and vibrant coming-of-age tale from debutant feature filmmaker Mounia Meddour.

This is a one-off Virtual Screening as part of the Oxford International Women's Festival. We will send a bespoke link to each ticket buyer 24hrs before the screening so that you can log into the screening platform and watch the film at the specified time (the login lobby will be open 2hrs before the screening start-time). The streaming platform can only be accessed via a computer or laptop/Macbook - but you can connect your device to your TV/projector using an HDMI cable and your devices HDMI port. Virtual tickets are capped at 100, so please pre-book now to avoid missing out.

'You’ll fall in love with Nedjma and her friends and feel their heartbreak with them. Can’t wait to see more from Meddour, this is seriously powerful filmmaking.' ★★★★ Lillian Crawford, Little White Lies

'Algerian film-maker Mounia Meddour brings a lot of empowering energy to this autobiographical debut feature' Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian