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Princeton French Film Festival | Screening of “Houria (2022)

Wed, 4/24 · 7:30 pm9:00 pm · Betts Auditorium

Princeton Film Festival Society

As part of the second edition of the Princeton French Film Festival, you’re invited to the free screening of Mounia Meddour’s hopeful Houria (2021). Following her multi-award-winning Papicha (2019), director Mounia Meddour comes back with a similarly touching story.

Houria (Lyna Khoudri, Gagarine), 25, 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.

Check out the Festival’s whole schedule on our website below.

Sponsored by:
Princeton University: Graduate Student Government Board; Department of French & Italian, Department of African American Studies; Campus Conversation on Identity; Gender + Sexuality Resource Center; Center for Collaborative History; Department of English; Lewis Center for the Arts; Program in Contemporary European Politics & Society; Department of Art & Archeology; Princeton Center for Language Study; Forbes College; Department of Comparative Literature; Department of Music; Davis International Center . Cultural institutions: Princeton French Center for Excellence; Albertine Cinémathèque (a program of FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine, with support from the CNC / Centre National du Cinema, and SACEM / Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain); Délégation Générale du Québec à New York; Princeton Accueil. Educational institutions: French American School of Princeton; The Lawrenceville School (Language Department); Alliance Française de Princeton

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