Fiancées

Nominated for

Best Documentary

Directed by

Julia Bünter

80' • Switzerland • 2019

Language:

Arabic

FIANCÉES follows the path of three women towards marriage. While capturing this turning point, the film draws a portrait of Cairo’s modern society, in which today's generation must face the pressure of unshakable tradition and their own desire for greater freedom.

Director's Bio: Born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1990, Julia studied cinema at ECAL, Lausanne’s renowned art school. Her diploma film Jour J was screened in many international festivals, amongst which Clermont- Ferrand International Short Film Festival. She then directed À la Maison, a short documentary in 2015. Fiancées is her first feature documentary.