Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma, an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting up a fashion show.

Film Festivals

Awards - Valladolid FF(Audience award, Best New Director, Pilar Milo award), Satellite Awards (Humanitarian Award), El Gouna FF (Best Arab Film)

Nominations - Cannes FF (Un Certain Regard Award), Philadelphia FF (Archie Award), Valladolid FF (Golden Spike), Carthage FF (Tanit d'Or - Narrative Feature Film)