Fatima leaves her Moroccan village for the first time at the age of 20, to set out with her husband in France. Twenty years later, she is divorced and has to clean households to support her girls and herself. Until one day, her body quits… unless it’s her mind.
Writer-director Philippe Faucon’s long-running project of making films about those members of the French population traditionally left off-screen reaches a state of grace in Fatima, perfectly balancing sharp observation of the harsh realities of the immigrant experience with an inspiring story of individual resilience.
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Gott, University of Cincinnati
The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Each year, Tournées brings contemporary French films on campuses around the country, making it possible for students and people in the community to discover French-language films.
Tournées Film Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, and SACEM’s French American Cultural Fund.
All showings are free and open to all, every Thursday from October 5 – November 16, from 7 – 9 p.m. in Muntz Hall auditorium at UC Blue Ash College.