Just Like a Woman
United Kingdom | 2012 | 90 minutes | Rachid Bouchareb
Two Chicago women—one on the run from the law, the other from her cheating husband—head to Santa Fe to compete in a renowned belly dancing competition.
May 20, 2013
AMC Pacific Place 11
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May 24, 2013
AMC Pacific Place 11
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From an outsider's perspective, Marilyn (Sienna Miller) and Mona (Golshifteh Farahai) have little in common, one a receptionist at a computer repair company, the other a mini-mart-owning Algerian immigrant. But both Chicago women yearn to break free of their troubled home lives, and when fate intervenes, their paths intersect in this free-spirited road movie in the vein of Thelma & Louise. Returning home to find her husband in the arms of another, Marilyn decides to pack up her car and head to New Mexico, hoping to compete in a renowned belly dancing competition. Along the road she unexpectedly encounters Mona, an acquaintance who shares her affinity for dance. But Mona is harboring a secret: she's on the lam after accidentally poisoning her badgering mother-in-law. Making his English-language debut, French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb presents a slice of Americana, detailing the ways in which the United States interacts with the Arab world.
Since his first film (Bâton Rouge, 1985), Rachid Bouchareb has made works questioning immigration, rootlessness, and mixed cultures. Born in Paris to an immigrated Algerian family, he was long seen as a curio within the French cinema. His most important success so far has been Days of Glory, which won a collective interpretation prize at Cannes in 2006 and was a big hit at the French box office. Bouchareb served as a jury member at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
|Principal Cast:||Sienna Miller, Roschdy Zem, Golshifeh Farahani|
|Country:||United Kingdom, USA, France|
|Running Time:||90 minutes|
|Screenplay:||Marion Doussot, Joelle Touma, Rachid Bouchareb|
|Editors:||Yannick Kergoat, Matt Garner|
|Filmography:||Outside the Law (2010); London River (2009); Days of Glory (2006); Little Senegal (2000); Dust of Life (1994); Cheb (1991); Baton Rouge (1985)|
|US Distributor:||Cohen Media Group|
|International Sales:||Cohen Media Group|