I still hide to smoke

2016/Colour/90 mins/Algeria, France, Greece




Category Cinema International
Director Rayhana Obermeyer
Producer Michele Ray-Gavras
Screenplay Rayhana Obermeyer
Cinematography Mohamed Tayeb Laggoune, Olympia Mytilinaiou
Editor Rayhana Obermeyer
Music Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen
Set NA
Costume NA
Cast Hiam Abbass, Fadila Belkebla, Nassima Benchicou, Biyouna, Nadia Kaci
Production Company NA
World Sales Les Films du Losange
Festival/Awards NA

A hammam in turmoil, cigarettes on the sly, the fat and the skinny, gales of laughter, dreams of a dazzling wedding, forgotten false teeth, calls to prayer, a head masseuse, a picky matchmaker, an expat dressed like a blondie, kids bawling, beards growing, a love song, love for your man, men's love for their mothers, inappropriate spermatozoids, a pregnant virgin, a princess married age 10, a cuckolded husband, a virginity certificate, a festive divorce, a bush to shave, a bomb in the water tank, open-tops and cover-ups, an assassin brother, acid burns, a hooded plumber, a pussy on fire, solitary pleasures, butts and burqas, the Bible and the Koran... before the flash of a dagger and the silence of God.

Director:
Rayhana Obermeyer
Rayhana is a Franco-Algerian feminist actress, playwright and director who has lived in France since 2000. I Still Hide to Smoke is her first feature film.

Selected Filmography:
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