Soula

Director: Salah Issaad
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The Film landed its world premiere at the first edition of Red Sea International Film Festival.
Awarded a "Coup de Coeur" (Favourite) prize by the Cinémathèque Afrique (African film library) of the Institut français during the Final Cut in Venice.
Inspired by a true story of a single mother who faced tremendous social pressures.
It gives hope to all women out there to rise up during painful times and struggles.
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2021 / France - Algeria92 min/ Drama, Road
SYNOPSIS
SOULA is the story of a single mother whose father expelled her, leaving her homeless with her baby. Soula finds herself going from one car to another with other people while looking for a safe location to stay the night. Throughout a night full of unfortunate events along the roads of Algeria, Soula tries her best to change her destiny, but fate has another saying.
CAST
Soula Bahri
Idir Benaibouche,
Franck Yvrai
CREW
Screenwriter: Salah Issaad, Soula Bahri
DOP: Arthur Fanget
Editor: Salah Issaad
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Production Company(ies)
Issaad Film Productions
Producer(s)
Salah Issaad
film festivals
Red Sea International Film Festival, Saudi Arabia
Beirut International Women Film Festival, Beirut
Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film awards
Coup de Coeur" (Favourite) prize by the Cinémathèque Afrique (African film library) of the Institut français during - Venice Film Festival, Italy
Best Feature Fiction award - Beirut International Women Film Festival, Beirut
Best Film and Best Actress - Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Quotes
“a woman's cry out, and the leading actress's performance was striking.” Tarek El Shinnawi - Al-Masry Al-Youm