Papicha - Enzian Theater

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Algeria's official submission for Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards
Winner! 2 Cesar Awards (French Oscars) for Best First Film and Most Promising Actress

Stream new release Papicha and support Enzian!

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For every purchase of Papicha from now through Thursday, June 11th, nearly 50% goes directly back to Enzian in an effort to support us while we are facing a difficult time. We appreciate your support and hope to bring you more great indie films on-demand in the coming weeks!

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Certified Fresh with 80% on Rotten Tomatoes!

Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri starring in Wes Anderson’s upcoming ‘The French Dispatch’), an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting on a fashion show.

France | Algeria | Belgium | Qatar, 2019, 108 minutes, Not Rated, In French and Arabic with English Subtitles, Directed by Mounia Meddour

  • "An impressive debut! The emotions are there in every claustrophobic camera angle, in thriller-tinged scenes that show female self-expression being denied and muffled both by enemies and so-called friends."

  • "Harrowing...the female camaraderie feels both well-observed and authentic...a lovingly acted film."

  • "Among the standouts in [Cannes'] Un Certain Regard...inspiring...brings fierce energy to the depiction of an 18-year-old Algerian student's struggle to hold onto the freedom she once experienced..."

    —Amy Taubin, FILM COMMENT
  • "Bursting with energy and likable figures...charismatic performances, terrific lead characterizations and edgy camerawork."

    —Jay Weissberg, VARIETY
  • "[A] portrait of a young woman's artistic dreams in the face of rising extremism. Captures the warmth of female friendships and solidarity in a changing, hostile world."

    —Carmen Paddock, ONE ROOM WITH A VIEW
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