Cannes Film Fest 2019: Papicha, Algerian Mounia Meddour’s Feature Debut

Papicha, the first feature from writer-director Mounia Meddour, set during the Algerian Civil War in the 1990s, was inspired by real events.

It tells the story of a young woman obsessed with fashion whose freedom was curbed until there was basically nothing else to do but either rebel or leave.