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During another one of countless arguments with his daughter Camélia, Parisian cab driver Lamine announces that he intends to Frenchify their family name. Camélia, a filmmaker, is driven to scrutinize the deep resentment he feels towards their country of origin. Together, between feelings of love and anger, they discover Algeria’s true place in their relationship.
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Camélia Gadhgadhi is a 23 year old Franco-Algerian filmmaker born in the suburbs of Paris. She obtained a master’s degree in cinema and worked on a number of film sets before writing, directing and producing UNZARI, her first short film (distributed by Messina Films, in Tokyo in 2019.
She currently works as a writing coordinator and assistant showrunner on the first French Apple TV show, which is in pre-production. She is also in the final steps of post-production for La Nuit, her second short film, which she self-produced and shot in Paris in 2021.