The Source (2011 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Radu Mihăileanu|
|Produced by||Luc Besson
|Written by||Alain-Michel Blanc
|Screenplay by||Radu Mihaileanu
|Music by||Armand Amar|
|Edited by||Ludo Troch|
Oï Oï Oï Productions
|Distributed by||EuropaCorp Distribution|
|Country||France, Belgium, Italy|
|Budget||€ 7.99 million|
The Source (French: La Source des femmes) is a 2011 French drama-comedy film directed by Radu Mihăileanu, starring Leïla Bekhti and Hafsia Herzi. It premiered In Competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Set in a remote village in North Africa, the story does focus on women who go on a sex strike against having to fetch water from a distant well.
- Leïla Bekhti as Leila
- Hafsia Herzi as Loubna Esmeralda
- Biyouna as Le vieux fusil ("The Old Gun")
- Zinedine Soualem
- Sabrina Ouazani
- Malek Akhmiss as Soufiane
- Saad Tsouli as Mohamed
- Saleh Bakri as Sami
- Hiam Abbass as Fatima
The film was produced by France's Elzevir Films and Oï Oï Oï Productions, in co-production with France 3 Cinéma and EuropaCorp. Other than the 64% French investment, Belgian companies contributed 14%, Italian 12% and Moroccan 10%. It was pre-bought by Canal+ and CinéCinéma and received support from Eurimages. The total budget was 7.99 million euro.