25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020


Original title: Papicha
German title: Papicha
105 min
Youth Film
Algeria, France, Morocco, Qatar
from 16 years
Chemnitz Festival Premiere
Direction: Mounia Meddour
Script: Fadette Drouard, Mounia Meddour
Actor: Lyna Khoudri, Nadia Kaci


Cinestar Galerie Roter Turm | 10.10.2019 | 08:15

Filmpalast Astoria (Zwickau) | 11.10.2019 | 19:30

Cinestar Galerie Roter Turm | 11.10.2019 | 21:45

Algeria, in the early 1990s: civil war is raging in the country. Radical militant groups try to establish an Islamist state, and those standing in their way are eliminated. Nedjima lives during this period of time. The 18-year-old studies French and is enthusiastic about fashion design. Together with her friends, she does everything ‘papichas’, pretty young girls, are not supposed to do – they have parties, wear revealing clothes and show provocative behaviour.