30.09. - 09.10.2021

Zaineb Hates the Snow Tunisia, France, Qatar, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates 2016 | 94 min | OV with German voice over | Colour | FF 2017

Kaouther Ben Hania

KAOUTHER BEN HANIA (*1977) is a Tunisian director and Zaineb's aunt. She studied at art and film schools in Tunis und Paris. Zaineb Hates the Snow is her second documentary.


rated for 0 + years
Recommended from age 11
DOCUMENTARY Zaineb is growing up in Tunesia without her father. When her mother gets to know a man from Canada, they move there. Here, 9-year old Zaineb sees snow for the first time. But she rejects this new world completely, so far from her native North Africa. And so Zaineb decides to hate snow. The documentary accompanies the Tunisian girl over a period of six years and observes how she comes to terms with her new home.
Original title: Zaineb Takrahou Ethelj
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic, French
Section: MICHEL
Language and subtitles: OV with German voice over
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Screenplay: Kaouther Ben Hania
Cast: Zaineb Khelifi, Wided Khelifi, Wijdene Hamdi, Maher Hamdi, Haythem Khelifi
Producer: Habib Attia, Gilles Perez, Cyrille Perez
Director of Photography: Kaouther Ben Hania
Music: Sarmad Abdelmajid
Production Design:
Editor: Samuel Lajus
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
Production: Cinétéléfilms; Thirteen Productions
Contact: Youn Li, Autlook Filmsales GmbH:


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