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Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Meriem Mesraoua / Short Narrative / Qatar, Algeria, France / 2020 / 15 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Coming of age

Synopsis

Oran, Algeria. When her mother forbids her from biting her nails, Sarah must now abide by rules she does not fully understand. By regaining control over her actions and projected image, Sarah slowly redefines her attitude towards herself and others.

Credits

Director
Meriem Mesraoua
Screenwriter
Meriem Mesraoua
Producer
François D'Artemare

About the Director

Production Company Profile

Les Films de l’Après-Midi has produced and co-produced films from all over the world. Their work spans Bosnia (‘Snow’ by Aida Begic – Critic’s week Grand Prix Award, Cannes 2008, ‘Children of Sarajevo’ – Mention of the Jury Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2012), Angola (‘The Hero’ by Zeze Gamboa – World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize at Sundance 2005), Portugal (‘Montanha’ by João Salaviza – Venice 2015, ‘Saint George’ by Marco Martins – Venice 2016), Romania (‘one Floor Below’ by Radu Muntean – Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2015, ‘Alice T’. – Locarno 2018), Bangladesh (‘Made in Bangladesh’ by Rubaiyat Hossain – TIFF 2019), and Tunisia (‘Noura’s Dream’ by Hinde Boujemaa – TIFF 2019). The company now develops the feature films of Marco Martins, Angela Schanelec, Laurent Herbiet, Diana Saqueb Jamal, Mohamed Siam, and Meriem Mesraoua, among others.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Venice FF 2020, Orizzont Shorts (WP)

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    François D'Artemare

    Company: 
    Les Films de l'Après-Midi
    Phone: 
    +33 145 440 781
    Email: 
    f.artemare@films-am.com

  • Production Company

    Les Films de l'Après-Midi

    Phone: 
    +33 1 45 44 07 81
    Email: 
    contact@films-am.com

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