Zaineb Hates the Snow

Kaouther Ben Hania
Kaouther Ben Hania
Kaouther Ben Hania
Samuel Lajus
Nadia Ben Rachid
Habib Attia (Cinetelefilms)
Gilles et Cyrille Perez (13 Productions)
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Sun, 26/03/2017 -
20:45 to 22:20
Sat, 01/04/2017 -
14:00 to 15:35
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2009. Zaineb is nine years old and lives with her mother and younger brother in Tunis. Her father passed away and her mother is about to restart her life with a man living in Canada. But this country doesn’t inspire trust in Zaineb and she doesn’t like snow... Kaouther Ben Hania, the filmmaker, follows the events closely, skilfully capturing the emotional current running through everyday moments. Treated with a lightness of touch, this film depicts a portrayal of adolescence and a leap into a new world.


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Born in Tunisia, director Kaouther Ben Hania trained in commerce before attending l’Ecole des Arts et du Cinéma (EDAC) in Tunis and l’École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son de La Fémis, in Paris. Through her documentaries, Ben Hania usually denounces the female condition. She directed her first feature-length film Le challat de Tunis in 2015. In directing Zaineb n’aime pas la neige, she followed her cousin, Zaineb’s mother, and her family for six years.