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Her Mother's Daughter

Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage
Current project status: DEVELOPMENT

Dima El-Horr / Feature Narrative / Lebanon, France, Qatar / 100 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Women, Comedy, Female Director

Synopsis

Tamara, sexy and sparkling, is a professor of biology at the American University of Beirut. She also experiences panic attacks, collects love affairs, hangs out in bars and listens to rock music. Both running from and searching for an ideal love, Tamara dreams of emigrating far from the social and political constraints of Lebanon, and escaping her mother’s constant blackmail. A bright spot illuminates her life when she meets Eddy, a loving man whose personality is similar to her own. A car bomb that explodes in the heart of Beirut shifts Tamara’s focus. She witnesses the cruelty of politics, the injustice of medical services, and the poverty and lost youth of the Palestinian camps.

Credits

Director
Dima El-Horr
Screenwriter
Dima El-Horr, Raphaëlle Valbrune
Producer
Thierry Lenouvel

About the Director

Dima El-Horr was born in 1972 in Beirut. In 1995, she left for the US to study, and received a Masters of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her senior film, ‘The Street’, was selected for 30 international film festivals and won several prizes. Her second short film, ‘Prêt-à-porter Imm Ali’ (2003), was selected for many international film festivals, including Clermont- Ferrand, and won numerous prizes, including the Antigone d’Or at the Mediterranean Film Festival in Montpellier. Her first feature film, ‘Every Day Is a Holiday’ (2009) was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Rome International Film Festival, and more than 30 others, and it received the Jury Prize at the Cinematographic Days of Carthage.

Production Company Profile

Andolfi is an independent production company lead by Arnaud Dommerc. The company produces authors from every nationality, willing to explore new narrative and cinematographic aspects. Andolfi encompasses a production eclecticism that allows their different projects to communicate and embrace the complete field of cinema, from live action to experimental and documentary. Their work includes 'Félicité' by Alain Gomis (Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2017) and the documentary 'The Graduation' by Claire Simon (Best documentary on cinema at the Venice International Film Festival, 2016).

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Arnaud Dommerc

    Company: 
    Andolfi Production
    Phone: 
    +33 950 652 305
    Email: 
    arnaud@andolfi.fr

  • Main Contact

    Thierry Lenouvel

    Company: 
    Ciné-Sud Promotion
    Phone: 
    +33 144 545 477
    Email: 
    thierry@cinesudpromotion.com

  • Main Contact

    Thierry Henri Gaston Lenouvel

    Company: 
    Ciné-Sud Promotion
    Phone: 
    +33 144 545 477
    Email: 
    thierry@cinesudpromotion.com

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