I Still Hide to Smoke
Within the protective walls of an Algerian hammam, women of different ages come not only to bathe, but to talk. During the female-only hours the women can bare themselves completely, from garments as well as the societal restrictions set upon them. No topic is off limits. Love, sex, religion and politics are discussed and ideologies clash. In the midst of all this, a pregnant woman takes refuge in the hammam from her brother who is threatening to kill her for the family’s honor.
I Still Hide to Smoke is Algerian born Rayhana’s debut film, based on her theatre play of the same name. The drama retains some humour throughout, with the scale of emotion ranging from deep despair to boisterous joy, leading to the finale where the women need to join forces against the approaching danger, men.
In the heart of the hammam, far from the accusing gaze of men, mothers, lovers, virgins and Islamic fanatics, butts and burqas, mingle and mix, confront one another, with laughter, tears, rage, the Bible and the Koran… before the flash of a dagger and the silence of God.
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Käsikirjoitus/Script: Rayhana * Kuvaus/DOP: Olympia Mytilinaiou, Mohamed Tayeb Laggoune * Leikkaus/Editor: Rayhana * Pääosissa/Cast: Hiam Abbass, Biyouna, Nadia Kaci, Fadila Belkebla, Nassima Benchicou * Kopion Lähde/DCP source: Les Films du Losange * Kieli/Language: French, Arabic, subtitles in English * Kesto/Duration: 90 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 16
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