Inch'Allah Dimanche

Directed by Yamina Benguigui
Film Movement
2001
98 Minutes
France, Algeria
French
Drama
French Language, Islamic Studies, Gender Studies, Immigration, Women Directors, Biography
Not Rated
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Zouina is a woman who is torn from her home in Algeria. With her 3 children and her mother-in-law, she rejoins her husband in a foreign, unaccommodating land. She finds herself feeling imprisoned between a distant husband, a hostile mother-in-law and a neighbor who is afraid of Zouina's otherness. But Zouina finally feels a sense of acceptance when she meets a cosmetics factory worker who sparks in Zouina an interest in French culture. This curiosity, and her longing for freedom, drives Zouina to take secret excursions with her children on Sundays, the one day that her husband and mother-in-law are out of the house. Through these little adventures, she comes to terms with the difficulties of change & adaptation to a new culture.

DVD Features

Bonus short: Schwarzfahrer (Black Rider), directed by Pepe Danquart

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "A topnotch central perf by the attractive and convincing Fejria Deliba combines with well-observed details that bring the tricky assimilation of a generation of immigrants to life."
    Lisa Nesselson, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "Exceptionally good! For those looking for a film with a lot of depth, you've come to the right place."
    Don Houston, DVDTalk.com
  • Highest Rating
    "[A] vibrant feature debut!"
    Leslie Camhi, Village Voice

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Awards & Recognition

Winner
FIPRESCI Award (Best Film)
Toronto Int'l Film Festival
Winner
Audience Award
Bordeaux Int'l Festival of Women in Cinema
Winner
Best Actress
Bordeaux Int'l Festival of Women in Cinema
Winner
Golden Star
Marrakech Int'l Film Festival
Nominated
Golden Pyramid
Cairo Int'l Film Festival
Winner
OCIC Award
Amiens Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection
Reel Dame Film Festival
Official Selection
Crossroads Int'l Film Festival

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