The actress’ second feature film was selected in the Un certain regard section.
In 2019, Hafsia Herzi brilliantly succeeded in his passage to directing with You deserve a love, a nice debut feature selected at Cannes in the Critics’ Week. Two years later, the actress is gaining ground with her new film, Good mother, which will be in Cannes in the Un certain regard selection unveiled yesterday during the Festival press conference.
Following this announcement, the film poster was shared by producer Saïd Ben Saïd, as well as its release date: July 21, 2021.
– Saïd Ben Saïd (@ saidbensaid66) June 3, 2021
We also know the synopsis of Good mother : Nora, in her fifties, a housekeeper by trade, watches over her little family in a city in the northern districts of Marseille. After a long period of unemployment, one night of bad inspiration, his eldest son Ellyes got lost in the robbery of a gas station. Incarcerated for several months, he awaits his trial with a mixture of hope and concern. Nora does everything to make this wait as unbearable as possible for him …
This film is a long-standing project for Hafsia Herzi who already told us in 2015 her desire to go behind the camera, motivated by Abdellatif Kechiche, who revealed her in The grain and the mule. “I love writing since I was little but it was Abdel who made me want to direct“, told us the actress, while confiding that Kechiche wanted to” steal “her actors.”It’s a bit like war. He wants to take some of my actors to realize one of his projects before the shooting of Good mother. I might give him some, but not all“.