English title

Hidden Beauties is the poignant tale of two young Tunisian women striving to achieve the same level of emancipation enjoyed by the male population of their country.
Original title MILLEFEUILLE
Director Nouri Bouzid
Sales Agent Other Angle Pictures
Genre Drama
Year 2012
Delivery status Completed
Date of availability 2013
Technical Information
Language Arabic
Duration 105
Color or B&W Color
Image ratio 1.85
Sound format 5.1 uncompressed
Script Nouri Bouzid
Producer Georges-Marc Benamou, Abdelaziz Ben Mlouka
Production Companies Siècle Productions, Studio 37, CTV Production
Distributors Paradis Films
Cast Barham Aloui, Lotfi Abdelli, Souhir Ben Amara
Surrounded by the turmoil of revolution, Zaineb and Aisha are inspired to change the course of their own lives. In a male-dominated society, that is easier said than done, but they are unrelenting in their pursuit of equality. Brahim, Zaineb’s fiancé, wants his future wife to put on the Islamic veil; and Hamza, Zaineb’s brother and Aisha’s love interest, disapproves of the women’s lifestyle and choices. Aisha, in turn, assumes full responsibility of looking after her family after the death of her parents. Under pressure to remove her veil from her boss at work, she struggles to balance her beliefs with the need for income. As one woman resists putting on the veil and another resists taking it off, the two friends stand together in their fight. Their course resonates as a metaphor for all the uncertainties in the country’s political future.
Barham Aloui
Lotfi Abdelli
Souhir Ben Amara
Nour Meziou