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L'Attente des femmes


Set in Algeria in the 1920s, this drama concerns Brahim (Abdallah Bouzida), the aging head of a pottery business who is angry with his second wife, convinced that it's her fault that she hasn't been able to bear him a child. Deciding to move on to greener pastures, Brahim arranges to marry Fadah (Tounes Ait Ali), a young woman who had previously pledged to marry Hemma (Kamel Rouini), the man she really loves. Fadah is miserable with Brahim, and is humiliated by the strange fertility rites he forces her...more