Inch' Allah Dimanche

Friday, October 23, 2009

I watched this film in my Women's Studies class, and it really is a good movie. The title translates to Sunday God Willing. It's about an Algerian mother & her 3 kids, along with her commanding mother-in-law, moving to France with her husband. Because of their culture, the mother (Zouina) isn't treated fairly; she is beaten by her husband because of minor things to us, but majorly wrong things to them. For example, her neighbor gave Zouina makeup as a gift because she sees that Zouina is unhappy doing all these chores & tasks for everyone else & has little time for herself. Zouina's mother-in-law discovers the makeup, tells Zouina's husband, and she gets slapped across the face hard. Through our eyes, that may be considered as abuse. However, in their culture - that's normal.

IMDB's sypnosis of this movie is: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, Zouina struggles against her mother-in-law's tyrannical hand and her husband's distrustful bitterness in an attempt to adjust to her life in exile.
It's a good film, although the ending seemed a bit abrupt.

<3 Audrey Allure


Cafe Fashionista said...

This actually sounds like an interesting film. I'm always looking for something interesting to watch; perhaps I'll check this out.

Loving today's song. You have amazing taste in music! :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I need to put this movie on my netflix asap. It looks amazing. Thanks for the review and letting us know about it!

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