Paris La Blanche with Director Lidia Terki Live

Film Screening and Discussion

April 23, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm

A 70-year old Algerian woman crosses the Mediterranean for the first time in search of her migrant husband, who had traveled to France 40 years prior to find work that would support his growing family. After many months of receiving money but no news, Rekia has decided it’s time to bring Nour back to his homeland.

Director Lidia Terki uses a script and images that evoke classic poetic realism, eschewing a traditional narrative for a sensual, cinematic depiction of the emotional experience of immigrant life. Presented in French with English subtitles.

Event Details

Austin Film Society is honored to welcome director Lidia Terki to Austin to participate in their annual New French Cinema Weekend, presented by Premiers Plans Festival d’Angers, the Consulate General of France, and UniFrance. 

  • The film will be preceded by an introduction by the filmmaker.
  • Film screening from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Q&A to follow the screening with Lidia Terki.
Film Details

Rating: NR
Starring: Tassadit Mandi, Zahir Bouzerar, Karole Rocher
Director: Lidia Terki
Writers: Colo Tavernier, Lidia Terki
Runtime: 83 min.
Genre: Drama
Release year: 2017

About the Film

“Paris La Blanche is an impressive debut, which stemmed from the desire to tell a story about the “invisible people”, the immigrants who choose to live in poor conditions in order to send all their earnings to their families.”

- Diana Dumitrescu, Cineuropa

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