In Paris, Selima (Sabrina Ben Adjallah), a young nurse, experiences anti-Arab prejudice during her regular rounds of house-calls. She applies for a job caring for an elderly Jew, Esther (Arian Jacquot), a hot-tempered and cranky patient. Surprisingly, Selima and Esther like each other, and when Esther fires her housekeeper, Selima delicately recruits her own mother, Halima (Zohra Muoffok), to clean and cook kosher. Halima, a North African immigrant, identifies strongly with the plight of the Palestinians, and Selima knows she is walking a tightrope in bringing these two strong-willed women together. Eventually Halima and her husband must take the ailing Esther into their home, and Esther reveals the truth about her family history.
Running Time: 73 mins | Language: French & Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
Director: Philippe Faucon | Country: France | DIFF Section: The Cultural Bridge