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Title:QUATRE FEMMES D'EGYPTE
Title year:1997
Original dialogue(s):French
Running time:90 min sec
Description:How do we get along with each other when our views collide? A timely question that is both universal and crucial. This film takes on this challenge, and their confrontation redefines tolerance. These four friends have the same goals: human dignity and social justice. They are inspired by love of country, but each adopts an approach radically different from the others'. Muslim, Christian, or non-religious, their visions of society range from wanting a secular or socialist state to an Islamic one. But these four women won't demonize one another or treat one another with disdain. They listen to one another's views and argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them - and they laugh through it all. Deeply committed, these four women, together, are the living antithesis of political correctness. Amina, Safynaz, Shahenda and Wedad have not accomplished all their political goals; they are not complacent in their self-assessment. At the stage in life when one tries to make sense of it all, these four Egyptian women are not triumphant - they're joyful.

Credited as:
Director(s):Tahani Rached

Credited as:
Producer(s):Éric Michel

Credited as:
Editor(s):Fernand Belanger
Musician(s):Jean Derome
Photography:Jacques Leduc

Support:35mm S35mm S16mm 16mm Col BW Kodak Fuji aspect ratio

Festival(s):Internationale Filmfestspiele BerlinJanuary 31, 1999


Financial %:
Co-finance:Country production

CFFD Reference No.: 2968