Bonne mère

Good Mother

“What in the world is more beautiful than children?” Nothing for Nora, who crosses the city at dawn towards the airport and the small, tight-knit team that cleans the planes in constant rotation, before continuing with a second job as caretaker with Viviane, an old lady who has almost become a friend. Then comes time to go back to the North neighbourhoods to take care of her own family that she loves, but who gives her quite a bit of worry. With her second feature as director, Hafsia Herzi perfects her neorealist approach in the vibrant and chaotic heart of a poor Marseille family supported by the pillar of maternal love. (

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Bonne mère (Good Mother, 2021) - Tu mérites un amour (You Deserve a Lover, 2019) - Le rodba (2010, short)
European Panorama Fiction · Crossing Europe VOD 2022
Hafsia Herzi
France 2021
99 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Hafsia Herzi
Cinematography Jérémie Attard
Editing Camille Toubkis
Sound/Sounddesign Guilhem Domercq, Rémi Durel, Julie Tribout
With Halima Benhamed, Sabrina Benhamed, Jawed Hannachi Herzi
Producer(s) Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
SBS Productions, ARTE France Cinéma
World Sales
SBS International
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2021

Crossing Europe VOD Streaming Service
2.5. - 2.6.2022, online
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