Nestled in the mountains somewhere between North Africa and the Middle East, the women of one village are on strike. Fed up of trekking miles every single day to the nearest well, newly-wed Leila leads a campaign to force the men to share the duty of bringing water to the village. Overcoming the wrath of the village elders and an unexpected visit from an old flame, Leila brings the colourful local traditions face-toface with the modern world. Another jewel from director Radu Mihaileanu who delighted us in the past with incredibly beautiful and powerful movies such as The Concert and Live and Become. The music composed by Armand Amar is superb.
15 cert – Morocco 2011 – Director: Radu Mihaileanu
Running time: 135 minutes – Language: Arabic
Cast: Leila Bekhti, Hafsia Herzi, Biyouna