HALAL BUTCHER SHOP, Saturday, April 5 - 1:30pm

English Canada Premiere

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with actor Said Benyoucef

Jamila and Hédi make a solid couple. In order to blend into Québec way of life, they open a halal butcher shop. Everything seems to smile at them until Hédi’s father comes to settle with them. Not only does he disapprove of Jamila and Hédi’s marriage, he also opens a small mosque in the back of the store to spread his fundamentalist messages. Suspected of terrorist activities, he is soon arrested by the RCMP and put into prison.
On the marriage side,
Jamila learns she cannot bear children, which worsens her relationship with Hédi and his father. Torn between his duty as a husband and his duty as an obedient son, Hédi has to choose his camp.
Babek Aliassa succeeds in stirring our emotions up with the painful dramas played by convincing actors as well as provoking us to the furthest corners of our prejudices, our fears and our values regarding the Muslim identity and integration at the heart of a virulent controversy particularly in Quebec.
A must see film for its intelligence and courage!



Actor Said Benyoucef in attendance


Co-présenté par le Théâtre de l’Atelier


Get your tickets :

For advanced sales (available until midnight, the day before the screening):
Walkup: T.O.TIX*, 1 Dundas Street East, Yonge-Dundas Square, Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

For the screenings of the day:
The Royal, 608 College Street - Every day from March 28 to April 6, starting 1h prior to the screening. Walkup and cash only.

* Service fees on tickets purchased through T.O.TIX
The presence of guests may be subject to last minute changes, which are not Cinéfranco’s responsibility.

Additional Info

  • Director: Babek Aliassa
  • Country: Canada
  • Cast: Christine Khalifah, Mani Soleymanlou, Fariba Bonakdar, Abdelghafour Elaaziz
  • Language: French (with English subtitles)
  • Runtime: 84 min
  • Year: 2012
  • Rating: PG

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