Vierge, les coptes et moi (la)***Prix de la Critique***


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Language: V.O.F.
Director: Namir Abdel Messeeh
Cast: Siham Abdel Messeeh, Namir Abdel Messeeh
Distribution: K-Films
91 min. France-Égypte
Genre: Documentaire, Comédie

Gagnant de trois prix dont un Tanit d'Argent – Documentaires aux Journées cinématographiques de Carthage 2012

Namir part en égypte, son pays d'origine, faire un film sur les apparitions miraculeuses de la Vierge au sein de la communauté copte chrétienne. Comme dit sa mère «Il y a des gens qui la voient, il y a des gens qui ne la voient pas. Il y a peut-être un message dans tout ça.» Très vite l'enquête lui sert de prétexte pour revoir sa famille, et pour impliquer tout le village dans une rocambolesque mise en scène... Entre documentaire et autofiction, une formidable comédie sur les racines, les croyances… et le cinéma.

Filmmaker Namir Abdel Messeeh, born in Paris to a family of Egyptian immigrants, is skeptical when presented with a video purporting to show Virgin Mary in Cairo. Namir sets off on a trip to Egypt to make a film about the truth behind this alleged appearance. With the endorsement of his producer, he flies to Cairo with a small crew to travel to places where the Virgin has appeared over the decades, and gather the testimonies of those present at these strange events. Along the way, Namir meets relatives he hasn’t seen in many years, reviving some family wounds. When, due to circumstances beyond his control, shooting runs over budget and the producer refuses to providing any additional funding, his mother steps in and saves the day.

 

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