Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is ... See full summary »
Kenza Noah Aïche
In a suburb of Paris, a group of teenagers enjoys the last days of summer vacation. They meet in cafes, restaurants or disco, talking about first love, experiences, disappointments and ... See full summary »
"Samia" tells an old story about a teenager who rebels against her family values asserting her demands to be her own person. In the case of "Samia", the teen is an Algerian girl living with a traditional Muslim family in France. During this short film we get to see Samia sulking, fighting with her brother, sulking, hanging out with friends, sulking, going to the seashore, sulking, refusing to have her hymen examined and, yeah, more sulking. The film shows some traditional and presumably Algerian costuming, dancing, music, meals, etc. in this little indie sorely lacking in story and execution. Pass on Samia. (C-)
Note: The version I Tivo'd had white subtitles with no outline making it very difficult to read the white words on light backgrounds.
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