Parisienne (Peur de rien) by Danielle Arbid (France, 2015, 120 min.).
The future looks bright for Lena, a Lebanese woman who arrives in Paris to stay with relatives and attend university. But Lena finds herself homeless after refusing the advances of her uncle. As she fights to remain in Paris, Lena must navigate the French immigration system and juggle a series of suitors.
“Audiences will be mesmerized by the intense and multifaceted performance from newcomer Manal Issa … Parisienne doesn’t only touch on the immigrant experience in France but also explores issues of education, liberty and other French values from a deeply intimate and personal perspective.” – The Hollywood Reporter