Letters to Nour

"Lettres à Nour" ("Letters to Nour") by Rachid Benzine with Robin Renucci and Nacima BekhtaouiThursday January 23, 2020, at 8.30 pm Théâtre Princesse Grace

SYNOPSIS

Nour is 20 years old. Raised by her father, a widower and philosopher,one day she runs away to Iraq, to join the man she has married in secret, a lieutenant in Daech. Father and daughter embark on a two-year correspondence. On one side, a father, a practicing Muslim, admirer of the Enlightenment, convinced that his daughter is shaped by the values of liberty, tolerance and democracy that he has always defended. On the other, a young woman justifying her rebellion by the betrayal of those same values by a "West" that she condemns and vows to overthrow...

CREDITS
Directed by
Charles Berling and Rachid Benzine
With Robin Renucci and Nacima Bekhtaoui
JMD Production

Letters to Nour, a written correspondence between Nour, who has run away to Fallujah with an officer in the Islamic State movement, and her father, a critical Muslim intellectual, harassed by Islamists, hits like an uppercut. 

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