Fatima (2016)


Critic 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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Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her daughters. Her pride and joy, they are also a source of worry. To ensure the best possible future for them, she works odd hours as a cleaning woman. One day, she takes a fall on the stairs. On leave, Fatima begins to write to her daughters in Arabic that which she has never been able to express in French.

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Well-observed and unassuming as this film is, it glides along rather too blandly.

Sep 16, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Honest, direct and dramatic without any sense of special pleading or situations pushed too hard.

Sep 15, 2016 | Full Review…

It's sometimes funny, but always empathetic, and Faucon wisely leaves many of the most dramatic moments off-screen.

Aug 26, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A small miracle of a film from the French director Philippe Faucon.

Aug 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Fatima has its heart in the right place, but there's something dehumanizing about Faucon's approach: These characters, it seems, are too important as representational objects to ever become real people.

Aug 24, 2016 | Full Review…

This poignant slice-of-life dramedy proves as modest in length (78 minutes) as it is generous in rueful insight and emotional complexity ...

Jun 10, 2015 | Full Review…
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