Miss Mona
Mehdi Charef
France 1987, 35mm, color, 98 min., OV w/German ST

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Nominierung „bester Schauspieler“: Jean Carmet – Césars 1988
Nominierung „beste Kamera“: Patrick Blossier – Césars 1988

Their ways cross in the “bowels of Paris”: Samir, an undocumented worker, who came to Paris from Algeria, and Miss Mona, who gets by as a fortune teller and part-time pimp. They forge an unlikely friendship to make their dreams come true. Samir wants a French passport, Mona gender reassignment surgery. Mehdi Charef’s film is full of quiet, touching moments, subtle humor and powerful social criticism.

Mehdi Charef
was born 21 October 1952 and is a French film director and screenwriter of Algerian descent. He has worked on eleven films between 1985 and 2007. His film Le Thé au harem d'Archimède was screened in the “Un Certain Regard” section at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. Seven years later, his film Au Pays des Juliets competed for the Palme d'Or at the 1992 festival.
Prix du Jeune Cinema Français, Prix Jean Vigo, and Award of Youth, all 1985, all for Le Thé au harem d'Archimède; César Award, 1986, for Le Thé au harem d'Archimède; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention, 1992, for Au Pays des Juliets; Kodak Award, 2002, SIGNIS Jury Award, Milan African Film Festival, 2003, both for La Fille de Keltoum.

06/15 10:00 PM / Filmcasino

Mehdi Charef

Written by: Mehdi Charef.
Director of Photography: Patrick Blossier.
Edited by: Kenout Peltier.
Produced by: Michèle Ray-Gavras.
With: Jean Carmet, Ben Smaïl, Rémi Martin, Albert Delpy, Albert Klein, Hélène Duc.