CULTURAL AMBASSADOR PRIZE

I Still Hide to Smoke

À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer

RAYHANA
Algeria, France, Greece, 2016
90 minutes, Color
Official website

In person: Director Rayhana

A Turkish bath serves as a femme-centric refuge in an Algiers beset by car bombs and baton-waving fundamentalists. Set in the 1990s, when Algerian politics boiled over after the Islamist uprising, I Still Hide to Smoke follows a day-in-the-life of 50-year-old Fatima (Hiam Abbass), who runs a women's bath that becomes the setting for a series of steamy, provocative and political confrontations between women of all ages, shapes and sizes. This intriguing and insightful drama breaks cultural taboos and takes us into a haven where women find respite in each other's company at a time, and in a place, where they have few possibilities to freely express themselves. Featuring an ensemble cast, I Still Hide to Smoke won the audience award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival as well as 7 awards at the Cyprus International Film Festival.—Various sources

In Arabic, French with English subtitles

CULTURAL AMBASSADOR PRIZE

I Still Hide to Smoke

À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer

RAYHANA
Algeria, France, Greece, 2016,
90 minutes, Color
Official website

In person: Director Rayhana


A Turkish bath serves as a femme-centric refuge in an Algiers beset by car bombs and baton-waving fundamentalists. Set in the 1990s, when Algerian politics boiled over after the Islamist uprising, I Still Hide to Smoke follows a day-in-the-life of 50-year-old Fatima (Hiam Abbass), who runs a women's bath that becomes the setting for a series of steamy, provocative and political confrontations between women of all ages, shapes and sizes. This intriguing and insightful drama breaks cultural taboos and takes us into a haven where women find respite in each other's company at a time, and in a place, where they have few possibilities to freely express themselves. Featuring an ensemble cast, I Still Hide to Smoke won the audience award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival as well as 7 awards at the Cyprus International Film Festival.—Various sources

In Arabic, French with English subtitles


Saturday, October 21
9:00 PM
$13.00
Sunday, October 22
8:00 PM
$13.00


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