A Life Torn in Two

October 10, 2018 | By Stephen O'Shea | Film

Following his award-laden outing with Fatima, director Philippe Faucon returns with yet another finely observed immigrant drama. The title character of Faucon’s Amin, played with winningly stoic charisma by Moustapha Mbengue, is an alpha Senegalese who splits his time between … Read More


Pain That Can’t Be Seen

October 21, 2015 | By Heidi Ellison | Film

Fatima, directed by Philippe Faucon, is a film that speaks softly as it opens a door on a world rarely seen on the screen: that of two generations of a family of Algerian immigrants in France. Fatima (Soria Zeroual) lives … Read More