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Diverciné - La Vierge, les Coptes et moi

(The Virgin, The Copts, And Me)

DiverCiné : les écrans de la Francophonie du monde

Poster art for La Vierge les Coptes et moiNamir part en Égypte, son pays d’origine, faire un film sur les apparitions miraculeuses de la Vierge au sein de la communauté copte chrétienne. Comme dit sa mère : “Il y a des gens qui la voient, il y a des gens qui ne la voient pas. Il y a peut-être un message dans tout ça.” Très vite l’enquête lui sert de prétexte pour revoir sa famille, et pour impliquer tout le village dans une rocambolesque mise en scène…

Namir’s mother is a Coptic Christian. She is convinced that she can see an apparition of the Virgin Mary on a video tape originating from her home in Egypt. Her son, who has been raised in a secular environment in France, decides to make a film about the phenomenon and travels to Egypt to visit his relatives. Hoping to understand the connection between appearances of the Virgin to the Copt minority and recent events in Egyptian history he soon discovers plenty of obstacles. A humorous fictional documentary and family-drama-cum-culture-clash about religion in the diaspora.

Tanit d’or - Documentaires aux Journées cinématographiques de Carthage 2012

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