French release: 27th of April, 2016

Directed by: Arab & Tarzan Nasser

Written by: Arab & Tarzan Nasser

Language: Arabic

Producers: Les Films du tambour

Co-producer: Made in Palestine, Borsalino Productions

Partners: Hubert Bals Fund

Internationale sales: Elle Driver

French Distributor: Le Pacte

Synopsis:  A hot summer’s day in the Gaza Strip. Today the electricity is on. Christine’s beauty salon is heaving with female clients: a bride-to-be, a pregnant woman, a bitter divorcée, a devout woman and a pill-popping addict. But their day of leisure is disrupted when gunfi re breaks out across the street. A gangland family has stolen the lioness from Gaza’s only zoo, and Hamas has decided it’s time to settle old scores. Stuck in the salon, with the prospect of death drawing ever nearer, the women start to unravel. How will the day end? Will they lose their lives for the sake of “liberating the lioness”? 


Festivals

Festival de Cannes 2015 – Critics’ Week
Festival de Toronto 2015
Discover Festival de Londres - Section « Debate »

 

 
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