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Petite Jerusalem

Directed by Karin Albou

France | 96 minutes | 2005

French, Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles

Set in the suburban Paris neighborhood of Sarcelles, known as 'Little Jerusalem' due to its large Jewish population, the film focuses on 18-year-old student Laura as she tries to reconcile all the conflicting influences and feelings to which study and experience have introduced her. Religion, philosophy, romantic love and sensual desire all vie for the heart and mind of this smart, serious teenage girl in this skillfully balanced debut feature from writer-director Karin Albou.
Director Karin Albou
Countries of Production France
Year of Presentation 2005
Language(s) French, Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 96 minutes
Principal Cast Fanny Valette, Elsa Zylberstein, Bruno Todeschini
Award(s)

Winner for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival

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