Fatima lives with her two teenage daughters and works cleaning jobs to pay their way through school. Inspired by a true story and the poetry of the North African writer Fatima Elayoubi, who immigrated knowing very little French and slowly taught herself the language. A patient, reflective study of a woman pressured by her children and her neighbors alike to assimilate into a culture of which she's wary. Despite the display of everyday racism, both veiled and overt; internal domestic disputes and external gestures of inhospitality, Fatima offers an uplifting experience and one of recent French cinema's most trenchant and moving portraits of immigrant experience.

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Critics Consensus: Fatima imparts its social and familial insights gently but powerfully, held together by Soria Zeroual's captivating work in the title role.

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Studio
Kino Lorber
Genre
Foreign
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Languages

Primary
French (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

English (Subtitles)

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