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Zaineb hates the snow
Kaouther Ben Hania

Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania studied cinema in Tunisia then in Paris (Fémis and la Sorbonne). She directed several short films including « Wooden hand » (2013), which had a long and successful run on the international festival circuit. Her documentary film « Imams go to school » was premiered at IDFA 2010 and selected in many prestigious festivals. Challat of Tunis her first feature film, was selected in Cannes Film Festival 2014, in the ACID section.

Country of origin: Tunisia, France, Lebanon, The Netherlands, UAE
2009. Tunisian Nine-year-old Zaineb lost her father. Her mother will rebuild her life with a man in Canada. Zaineb was told that once she is there, she can finally see the snow! But she wants nothing to do with either this new man or his country, Because Zaineb has decided to hate the snow. Covering five years in the life of a charismatic young Tunisian girl and her changing family life, Zaineb Hates the Snow is a beautiful and poignant coming-of-age documentary told through the eyes of a wide-eyed little émigré.
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Writer: Kaouther Ben Hania
Producers: Habib Attia, CINETELEFILMS
Coproducers: Cyrille Perez & Gilles Perez, 13 PRODUCTIONS
Cinematographer: Kaouther Ben Hania
Editor: Samuel Lajus
Musician: Sermet Majd