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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023


Maïmouna Doucouré


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Director's Biography

Maïmouna Doucouré’s short film Maman(s) (2015) was selected for nearly two hundred festivals worldwide and won more than sixty awards, including the Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the Best Short Film award at the Toronto International Film Festival and the César Award for Best Short Film. In 2019, Doucouré was awarded the Gold Fellowship for Women by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts. Cuties (2020), her first feature-length film, won the Best Director award at Sundance and a Special Mention from the Generation Kplus International Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival. Hawa (2022) is her most recent film.

Mon 14 / 10h00 / Le Colisée
Tue 15 / 10h00 / Le Colisée

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Fifteen-year-old Hawa lives alone with her gravely ill grandmother and fears she will be placed in another home by social services. So she hatches a plan to be adopted by someone she admires more than anyone else—one of the most powerful women in the world. On her quest, Hawa meets several people who help her get closer to her dream.

Director : Maïmouna Doucouré
Producer : Zangro
Screenwriter : Maïmouna Doucouré, Alain-Michel Blanc, Zangro, David Elkaïm
Cinematographer : Antoine Sanier
Production Designer : Bénédicte Kermadec
Editor : Nicolas Desmaison
Sound : Pascal Armant, Pascal Villard, Sabrina Felgueiras, Cyril Holtz

Sania Halifa, Ounmou Sangaré, Yseult, Jérôme Pouly, Thomas Pesquet, Titiouan Gerbier

Production Company : Bien ou Bien Productions
International Sales : Amazon Prime Video