Noura’s Summer / L’Été de Noura

Director: Pascal Tessaud
Country: France
Year: 2005
Running Time: 23 min.
Language: French and Arabic


Noura’s Summer tells the story of a young high school graduate whose parents organize a marriage without her knowledge. Her older brother Icham, opposed to the marriage, sides with Noura after she launches a desperate call for help. This film won 14 prizes in 2005 and 2006, including at FIPA and Contis Film Festivals.

About the Director

Pascal Tessaud

pascal-tessaudBiography: Pascal Tessaud is born in Paris and grew up in working class projects around Paris. After studying Literature, Cinema and Philosophy at Nanterre University, he worked 3 years at Saint Denis in an association before starting directing films.

He has done three short films: Noctambules in 2003, with the Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass, L’Été de Noura in 2005, Facies in 2008 and Slam, ce qui nous brule (Words are burning us) about the french Poetry slam Movement in 2007 which has been screened in 35 countries.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
L’Été de Noura (2006).

Noctambules (2003);
L’Été de Noura (2005);
Slam, ce qui nous brule (2007);
Faciès (2008);
Mantes-la-Jolie sur le Mic’ (2009);
Alien (2010);
Saint-Denis (2010);
Marseille (2011);
La Ville Lumière (2012);
Chants, sueur et larmes (2012);
Brooklyn (2014).