Fiction | 90 min | Development
In a society where divorced women are outcast, newlywed Houda must not disappoint. With their families’ help, she and her husband Achraf do their utmost... until the unbearable occurs.
Ismahane Lahmar was born in France and raised in Tunisia and Paris. A trip to Canada during her university years marked the beginning of her passion for film, when a friend, starting his singing career, was about to shoot a video clip. Back in Paris, Lahmar studied at ESRA, and graduated a few years later with a Master’s degree in filmmaking through a partnership with New York University. In 2010, she returned to Tunisia, where she worked as a political reporter during the revolution there, directing the institutional documentaries Mon 14 and Enti Essout. In 2013, she went back to creating fiction with the two short films Get Married and Rainbow, which were selected for several international festivals. She is currently working on two feature-length projects: I’ll Go to Hell and A Respectable Family.
Producer | Made in Palestine project
Of mixed Palestinian-Serbian origin, Rashid Abdelhamid was born and raised in Algeria and received his education in France and Italy, going on to live and work in Gaza from 1997 to 2008. After a career in architecture, in early 2013, in collaboration with twin Gazan filmmakers Tarzan and Arab, he founded Made in Palestine Project, an independent arts initiative to create and promote contemporary visual art with a focus on Palestine. In 2013, he produced and acted in the short film Condom Lead, the first Palestinian short film selected for the official competition of the Festival de Cannes. In 2015, Made in Palestine Project’s first feature-length film, Dégradé, was selected for the Critics’ Wek at Cannes.