Starring Hiam Abbas this tragi-comedy about nine very different women, varying ages and backgrounds that gather at the local Hammam - mingling and at times confronting one another, lashing out, raging, crying, fighting and seeking comfort in each other. Outside the hammam, fury is in the air. Something is brewing among the men. The women take aim, they are ready to deal with what is to come.
Rayhana is a Franco-Algerian feminist actress, playwright and director who has lived in France since 2000. I Still Hide to Smoke is her first feature film.
Director: Rayhana Obermeyer
Producer: Michele Ray-Gavras
Scriptwriter: Rayhana Obermeyer
DOP: Olympia Mytilinaiou (hammam), Mohamed Tayeb-Laggoune (Algeria)
Editor: Rayhana assisted by Nassim Ouadi
Composer: Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Fadila Belkebla, Nadia Kaci, Nassima Benchicou, Sarah Layssac, Maymouna, Lina Soualem, Faroudja Amazit and Biyouna