Mon, 25 Mar|
Houria (Algerian-French) Dance. Restoration. Defiance. (If you loved the film RISE this is one to see)
Houria (a name meaning "freedom" in Arabic) is a modern young woman who practices ballet relentlessly with a view to being accepted within the Algerian National Ballet. A violent incident shatters that dream but the restorative power of dance helps her back onto her feet.
Time & Location
25 Mar 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza Sunseeker Parade, 154-164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia
About the Event
Houria Film Trailer HERE
Houria (a name meaning "freedom" in Arabic) is a modern young woman who practices ballet relentlessly with a view to being accepted within the Alegrian National Ballet. This will get her out of her circumstances. She lives with her mother Sabrina who’s also a dancer and who performs at weddings. Houria's best friend Sonia is getting ready to travel to Spain illegally which Houria hopes to avoid by pursuing her dreams.
A violent incident shatters Houria's dreams but she finds her feet again by teaching other victims of violence the beauty of dance. Bonds and new friendships are formed as well as a new direction.
Director Mounia Meddour delivers a touching and powerful story in Houria and offers another wonderful role to her brilliant lead actress Lyna Khoudri.
Her second feature peers even further into the place occupied by women (notably youngsters) in Algerian society which the director offered up in Papicha, but this time the wonder of dance is the vehicle that helps to deliver the themes here.
It featurtes great music and dance sequences and has plenty of woman to woman humour that is universal and easily appreciated. It premiered in
"Push against the ground, don’t collapse". is the theme here and lovers of the film RISE which we screened the year before last will applaud this film too.
"A story of rebuilding, resistance, and sisterhood, this time with dance as an escape valve and a space for freedom." Fotogramas
"All of a sudden, the spectator is made one with what they see on the screen". El Mundo
Official Selection Arras Film Festival
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