I STILL HIDE TO SMOKE
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I STILL HIDE TO SMOKE

Directed by Rayhana

Info

Director: Rayhana
Section: International Independents
Country: Algeria, France, Greece
Year: 2016
PT: À MON ÂGE JE ME CACHE ENCORE POUR FUMER
OT: À MON ÂGE JE ME CACHE ENCORE POUR FUMER
Language: Arabic
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Biyouna, Nadia Kaci, Fadila Belkebla, Nassima Benchicou
18+

Logline

I STILL HIDE TO SMOKE

Based on her hit play, director Rayhana tells a story of the life and oppression of Algerian women – whether in the name of religion, or by their own husbands, fathers or brothers. At the hamam, one of the few places they can meet without watching eyes and scolding tongues, nine women of different ages and backgrounds meet to share their stories: About screaming kids, pregnant virgins, attacks, forced marriages, pubic shaving and the Koran.

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Meet the director

I STILL HIDE TO SMOKE

Rayhana

Rayhana was born in Bab El Oued, a traditionally working-class neighborhood of Algiers. She left Algeria several years ago and now lives and works in France. After studying at the Algerian National Institute for Fine Arts, then at the Algerian National Institute for Dramatic and Choreographic Arts, Rayhana joined the Béjaïa national theater company, first as an actress, then as a writer and director. She appeared in numerous films and television dramas before moving on to direct the plays she wrote. She has received numerous awards at various Algerian festivals, including Best Actress (Batna Festival), Best Play (Béjaïa Festival), Best Actress (Annaba Festival), and Special Jury Prize (Carthage Festival, Tunisia). I STILL HIDE TO SMOKE is her first play written in French. In January 2011, she published her autobiography LE PRIX DE LA LIBERTÉ (“The Price of Freedom”).

Credits

Screenplay: Rayhana
Director of Photography: Olympia Mytilinaiou & Mohamed Tayeb-Laggoune
Film Editor: Rayhana
Composer: Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen
Production Designer: Magdalini Siga
Costume Design: Michèle Ray-Gavras
Sound: Marianne Roussy-Moreau
Producer: Michèle Ray-Gavras
Production Company: KG PRODUCTIONS
Co-Production Company: BLONDE, BATTAM FILMS
World Sales: Les Films Du Losange