The Source (2011 film)

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The Source
La-source-des-femmes-poster.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Radu Mihăileanu
Produced by Luc Besson
Radu Mihăileanu
Written by Alain-Michel Blanc
Radu Mihăileanu
Screenplay by Radu Mihaileanu
Alain-Michel Blanc
Starring Leïla Bekhti
Hafsia Herzi
Music by Armand Amar
Cinematography Glynn Speeckaert
Edited by Ludo Troch
Production
company
Elzevir Films
Oï Oï Oï Productions
Distributed by EuropaCorp Distribution
Release dates
  • 21 May 2011 (2011-05-21) (Cannes)
  • 2 November 2011 (2011-11-02) (France)
Running time 135 minutes
Country France, Belgium, Italy
Language French, Arabic
Budget € 7.99 million
Cast and crew at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of the film

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.[1]

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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.[2]

Release[edit]

The Source premiered in competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May.[1] EuropaCorp Distribution released it in France on 2 November 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Horaires 2011". festival-cannes.com (in French). Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  2. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (2011-05-05). "The Source shines in EuropaCorp's line-up". Cineuropa. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  3. ^ "La Source des femmes". AlloCiné (in French). Tiger Global. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 

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