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St Andrews – Byre Theatre

November 17, 2022 @ 10:30

An instantly involving portrait of a fifty-something woman in contemporary Marseille diligently holding together several generations.

Good Mother establishes actor turned writer/director Hafsia Herzi as a significant French filmmaker. Nora, a cleaning lady in her fifties, looks after her family in a housing estate in the northern part of Marseille. She is worried about her grandson Ellyes, who has been in prison for several months for robbery and is awaiting his trial with a mixture of hope and anxiety. Nora does everything she can to make this wait as painless as possible.

"Quietly devastating yet simultaneously life-affirming, Good Mother marks Hafsia Herzi as a rare talent behind the camera." - In Review
Director: Hafsia Herzi | 2021 | 99 mins | France
Cast: Halima Benhamad, Sabrina Benhamad, Denise Giullo
Awards: Winner of the Un Certain Regard at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Screened with English subtitles
Classification: N/C 15+


November 17, 2022
10:30 - 12:00
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St Andrews – Byre Theatre
Abbey Street
St Andrews,KY16 9AJUnited Kingdom
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01334 475000
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