What would indie cinema be without its fish-out-of-water comedies? Or in this case, a fashionista-out-of-Paris farce? Actress Reem Kherici (OSS 117) makes her directorial debut in this French-Moroccan import about a bling-brandishing fashion designer named Maya who runs into trouble when the authorities catch her with an expired visa. Deported back to North Africa, she moves in with her less-than-glam family, which includes her meddling grandmother (Fatima Naji), her unforgiving papa (Mohammed Bastaoui), and a younger brother (Tarek Boudali) who torments her with pranks and insults. Can the insufferable, self-centered Maya make it back to France in time to nab a much-needed fashion gig? Will she learn to appreciate her family and heritage? Do we really have to ask?

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Thursday, June 5, 9:15 PM, College For Creative Studies
Saturday, June 7, 4:30 PM, State Theater
Sunday, June 8, 1:00 PM, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Sunday, June 8, 9:00 PM, Michigan Theater Main Theater

89 min
Not rated
Year: 2014
Country: France
Language: French
Festivals: Cleveland
Director: Reem Kherici
Screenwriters: Reem Kherici, Morgan Spillemaecker, Philippe Lacheau
Cast: Reem Kherici, Cecile Cassel, Tarek Boudali, Philippe Lacheau, Shirley Bousquet, Salim Kechiouche, Stephane Rousseau