Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Zlín 2024 (International Feature Film Competition, Category: Youth)

The debut film of Nora el Hourch is a strong film about friendship, struggle for justice and equality in gender, social and racial/ethnical issues. Under the harsh surface of the everyday life in contemporary France shines the beauty of a story of friendship, dreams for a better future and identity for the characters of the film. The filmic language is violent, outspoken and direct – which gives it a strong authenticity.

The film deals with very controversial issues of abuse and violence in a way that doesn’t go black and white but holds a much more nuanced distinguishing between the deeds and the perpetrators as human beings with a spark of love.

The main drama of the film is the clash among the three girls, the dilemma between the fight for women rights, social rights and the basic struggle to survive with dignity at the bottom of society.