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by Sou Abadi


Armand and Leila are in love. Together they plan to go to New York for an internship. But few days before their departure, Mahmoud, Leila’s big brother, comes back from his long-term stay in Yemen, during which he has changed drastically. Wanting to reframe Leila’s life, that he judges indecent, Mahmoud decides to confine his sister and stray her from her boyfriend. How can Armand free Leila? For his friends, Armand has no other choice – if he wants to sneak in Leila’s apartment – he will have to wear a niqab. The next day, a new woman in niqab walks through Paris… Her name is Shéhérazade…

international title: Some Like It Veiled
original title: Cherchez la femme
country: France
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Sou Abadi
film run: 88'
release date: FR 28/06/2017, IT 6/12/2017
screenplay: Sou Abadi
cast: Félix Moati, Camélia Jordana, William Lebghil, Anne Alvaro, Carl Malapa, Laurent Delbecque, Oscar Copp, Oussama Kheddam
cinematography by: Yves Angelo
film editing: Virginie Bruant
art director: Denis Gautelier
costumes designer: Justine Pearce
producer: Michaël Gentile
production: The Film, France 2 Cinéma, Mars Films
distributor: Mars Films Distribution, I Wonder Pictures
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