BONNE MÈRE

France

Synopsis

Nora, a cleaning lady in her 50s, looks after her small family in a housing estate in the northern part of Marseille. She is worried about her grandson Ellyes, who has been in prison for several months for robbery and is awaiting his trial with a mixture of hope and anxiety. Nora does everything she can to make this wait as painless as possible ...

Director's Biography

Hafsia Herzi made her debut as an actress in Abdellatif Kechiche's THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN in 2007. For this role she won the Marcello Mastroianni prize at the Venice Film Festival, the César for the best female hope in 2008 as well as numerous acting prizes throughout the world. In 2010, she directed LE RODBA, her first short film. YOU DESERVE A LOVER, her first feature film, entirely self-produced, was selected at the 58th Cannes International Critics' Week and won the Valois of staging at the Angoulême Film Festival in 2019.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2021 - GOOD MOTHER
2019 - YOU DESERVE A LOVER
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Hafsia Herzi

Written by: Hafsia Herzi

Produced by: Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt

Cinematography: Jérémie Attard

Editing: Camille Toubkis

Costume Design: Lila Allouche, Lucas Prevost

Original Score: Rémi Durel

Sound: Guilhem Domercq

Main Cast: Halima Benhamed (Nora), Sarbrina Benhamed (Sabah), Jawed Hannachi Herzi (Jawed )

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2021