French Film Festival - Free Screening of "Houria" by Mounia Meddour (2021)

Apr 24, 2024, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
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Event Description
As part of the second edition of the Princeton French Film Festival, you're invited to the free screening of Mounia Meddour's exceptional "Houria" (2021). Following her multi-award-winning Papicha (2019), director Mounia Meddour comes back with a similarly touching story with Houria (Lyna Khoudri, Gagarine), 25, who is a gifted dancer with dreams of joining the Algerian National Ballet. To make ends meet, she works as a cleaning lady during the day and bets in clandestine fights overnight. After winning a final, Houria is assaulted by Ali, who is determined to get his money back. When she wakes up in a hospital, unable to speak and dance. Refusing to abandon her dream, she throws herself, heart and soul, into her physical recovery. At her rehab center, she meets other women damaged by life. Houria resolves to help them transcend their wounded bodies and stand tall - by teaching them how to dance.

Free and open to everyone upon registration, this screening will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:15 PM) in Princeton University's Betts Auditorium (School of Architecture) in its original languages (Arabic, French) with English subtitles. The room is wheelchair-friendly; guests who need special accommodation should feel free to contact us at least 3 days in advance at [email protected]


To request accommodations for this or any event, please contact the organizer or James M. Van Wyck at least 3 working days prior to the event.