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Une Porte Sur Le Ciel / A Door to the Sky

Farida Benlyazid


The first feature from Moroccan director Farida Benlyazid is a beautifully told story that combines spirituality with social and economic concerns to interrogate the power of return and rediscovery. NadiA, a Moroccan émigré living in Paris, returns to Fes to say goodbye to her dying father. At the funeral, she hears a voice chanting the Qu’ran and develops a friendship with the woman singing it. As their friendship grows, Nadia is inspired to turn the house she has inherited from her father into a shelter for Muslim women.
Country: Algeria
Time: 107'
Year: 1989