Mes voix

  • 52'
  • France
  • 2018

Anissa Kaki is a 30-year-old Parisian theatre-maker, and Algerian Takia's granddaughter. In a piece based on her childhood memories, she evokes her grandmother's world. Whilst imitating how Takia prepared her mahjouba, she talks about the latter's smell and flavour – lent to it by grandmother's hands – which changed when they started to lose their strength.

A tender portrait of two women and their mutual love, Mes voix also describes the contours of a sometimes painful chasm between generations and cultures. It proves easier for Anissa to speak of Takia's past than of her own future, which granny has some entrenched ideas about. Time almost stands still for Takia, while Anissa sometimes wishes she could return to the time when her own and her grandmother's lives were still seamlessly aligned.

Director
Sonia Franco
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
France
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
52'
Medium
DCP
International title
Voices
Languages
French, Arabic
Producer
Thomas Carillon
Production Company
Wrong Films
Sales
Wrong Films
Screenplay
Sonia Franco
Cinematography
Sonia Franco
Editor
Marie Molino
Sound Design
Thomas Robert
Music
Julie Roué
Cast
Anissa Kaki, Takia Kaki