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Fall Grant 2015 - Post-Production Stage

Houda Benyamina / Feature Narrative / Morocco, France, Qatar / 2016 / 106 min / Colour / Interests: Women, Drama, Social Issues, Youth


In a ghetto where trafficking and religion run side by side, Dounia is eager for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But when Dounia meets Djigui, a young sensuous dancer, her daily life is disrupted.


Houda Benyamina
Houda Benyamina
Marc-Benoît Créancier
Production Company
Easy Tiger FIlms
Production Company
Easy Tiger Films

About the Director

Houda Benyamina is a French-Moroccan director, screenwriter and actor. A graduate of the École Régionale d’Acteurs de Cannes, she trained at the Academy of Minsk, the Ontological Theatre and the Actors’ Studio. She has performed in short and feature-length films and numerous plays, collaborating with Jean-Pierre Vincent and Youri Pobgrenichko, among others. She has directed nine short films that have been shown in many festivals and broadcast on French television. Among them, ‘The Road to Paradise’ (2011), was awarded several prizes at festivals and ‘My Big Fat Garbage’ (2008) was selected for national and international film festivals. Benyamina is a recipient of the Emergence 2 Prize.

Awards and Festival History


Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Discovery
BFI London Film Festival 2016
FilmFest Munchen 2016, CineVision Competition
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016, Another View
Released on Netflix


Camera d'Or and SACD Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2016, Directors' Fortnight (WP)
Best Debut Film, Most Promising Actress (O. Amamra) and Best Supporting Actress (D. Lukumuena), Cesars 2017
Best Film by an Emerging Director, Munich Film Festival 2016


  • Main Contact

    Marc-Benoît Créancier

    Easy Tiger
    +33 143 714 025

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