NYT Critic's Picks • 1h 18m
Philippe Faucon • 2015 • France • Based on the poetry of Moroccan poet Fatima Elayoubi
Fatima is of North-African descent. Having relocated to France, she works as a cleaning lady so she can help pay her daughters' way through school, providing them with opportunities that were never available to her.
Fatima is a study of cross-generational assimilation, a patient and generous portrait of one woman's journey to feel at home in modern-day France. Moroccan-born French director Philippe Faucon's eighth feature premiered at Cannes' Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and won three César Awards, including Best Film. Fatima is a New York Times Critics' Pick.
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