Lola Pater

NADIR MOKNÈCHE
France, 2017
95 minutes, Color
Official website

In this tenderhearted dramedy of a very unconventional family reunion, Zino (Tewfik Jallab) leaves Paris and embarks on a search for his missing father, Farid, after the unexpected death of his mother. Unbeknownst to Zino, Farid transitioned into Lola (Fanny Ardant) 25 years ago, which not surprisingly complicates his search. After learning of his father's gender reassignment, it is Zino's challenge to negate his resentment and ingrained prejudice to find a place for Lola who is keen to foster a closer relationship with her son since their reintroduction. In this refreshing and spirited take on the well-worn family reunion trope, Lumière Award-winning writer-director Nadir Moknèche places the incandescent French legend, Fanny Ardant, at the heart of the film as the transgender parent trying to reconnect with her son. —Alliance Française French Film Festival

In French with English subtitles

Lola Pater

NADIR MOKNÈCHE
France, 2017,
95 minutes, Color
Official website


In this tenderhearted dramedy of a very unconventional family reunion, Zino (Tewfik Jallab) leaves Paris and embarks on a search for his missing father, Farid, after the unexpected death of his mother. Unbeknownst to Zino, Farid transitioned into Lola (Fanny Ardant) 25 years ago, which not surprisingly complicates his search. After learning of his father's gender reassignment, it is Zino's challenge to negate his resentment and ingrained prejudice to find a place for Lola who is keen to foster a closer relationship with her son since their reintroduction. In this refreshing and spirited take on the well-worn family reunion trope, Lumière Award-winning writer-director Nadir Moknèche places the incandescent French legend, Fanny Ardant, at the heart of the film as the transgender parent trying to reconnect with her son. —Alliance Française French Film Festival

In French with English subtitles


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