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Honey and Ashes (1996)

Miel et cendres (original title)
"Honey and Ashes" tells the stories of three women from contemporary North Africa. Caught between tradition and modernity, they seek success in their lives and in their relationships with ... See full summary »

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Nozha Khouadra ...
Samia Mzali ...
Naima
Amel Hedhili ...
Amina
Slim Larnaout ...
Hassan
Naji Najeh ...
Moha
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Lara Chaouachi
Jamel Sassi
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"Honey and Ashes" tells the stories of three women from contemporary North Africa. Caught between tradition and modernity, they seek success in their lives and in their relationships with men. Although their age and social backgrounds differ, their paths cross, bringing to light the multiple obstacles which society has placed in their way.

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Raw, Real, and Sad - a Compelling Film
28 June 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

HONEY AND ASHES is about three women who live in a North African Islamic country. Each has a different life. Leila is a headstrong, intelligent student. Naima is a doctor with a young daughter, and Amina is a housewife also with a daughter.

Despite their differences, they have something in common. They are caught between the modern and traditional rules for a woman because they live in a patriarchal society.

Leila has to hide her feelings for her true love from her strict father; Naima's family forces her into an unwanted arranged marriage; and Amina's husband, a popular university professor, constantly abuses her.

The three storylines captivated me. It is very raw, very real, and in many ways very sad. Despite the circumstances, the film also shows the strength of women.

HONEY AND ASHES is a striking view of the lives of some women. It is a compelling film to watch.


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