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Good Mother | Bonne Mère

Synopsis: Nora, a cleaning lady in her fifties, looks after her small family in a housing estate in the northern part of Marseille. She is worried about her grandson Ellyes, who has been in prison for several months for robbery and is awaiting his trial with a mixture of hope and anxiety. Nora does everything she can to make this wait as painless as possible....

Director’s Biography: Hafsia Herzi (born January 25, 1987 in Manosque, Alpes-Haute-Provence, France) is a French actress, director and writer of Algerian and Tunisian descent. She is best known for her debut role in the award-winning Franco-Tunisian feature The Secret of the Grain for which she won the award for most promising actress at the César Awards 2008, and the Marcello Mastroianni award, for best emerging actor or actress at the 64th Venice International Film Festival.