I Still Hide to Smoke
Saturday Jun 08 04:00 PM
Sunday Jun 09 07:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of TALES OF EUROPE program.
Written and Directed by Rayhana. France I Greece I Algeria. 2017. 90 min. Arabic with English subtitles.
The debut feature from Franco-Algerian director and playwright Rayhana Obermeyer is an absolutely stunning film. Fatima (Hiam Abbas of HBO’s Succession) is the owner and head masseuse of an Algerian hammam (bathhouse). She works to keep everything running while the outside world threatens to invade the peaceful space. From the mundane (the power goes out) to the painful circumstances of a young woman’s pregnancy, these women, an outstanding ensemble cast, bury and reveal themselves to one another, bound together by their histories, as they navigate one afternoon in the hammam.
TALES OF EUROPE is a program co-organized by Europa Cinemas and Europa International and funded by Creative Europe MEDIA.