Noces captures the indistinct line between teenager and adult, showing Zahira’s energy and indecision together with a burgeoning sense of womanhood.
Movie W is taking part in the IFFR Live program by screening Noces. The pre-première of this awarded film (Best Actress & Best Actor at Film Festival Angoulême) is held simultaneously in Movie W during the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
The strong bond between Zahira (Lina El Arabi) 18 years of age, and her parents is tested when an arranged marriage with a Pakistani man is set up as tradition decrees. She faces a heart-rending dilemma. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle in Brussels, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir.
Convincing portrait of the conundrums facing second generation immigrants that unfolds like a Greek tragedy in contemporary Brussels.