Mama Weed (2020)

  • Drama
  • 1h 46m

Available to rent on IFI@Home from 12.00 on Sunday 15th to 22.00 on Sunday 22nd

After watching the film, SCROLL DOWN to watch a post-screening Q&A with the director.

Isabelle Huppert is Patience Portefeux, a French-Arabic translator, specialising in wire-taps for the drug squad. Her mother, who lives in a nursing home, is nursed by Khadija, the mother of Afid, who we learn is involved in a major dope deal… only the dope has disappeared. And so, Khadija and Patience decide to team up. Using information Patience aquires through her translation job, she assumes the identity of a drugs wholesaler known as Mama Weed. Based on the book La Daronne by Hannelore Cayre, this zany comedy blends fast-moving action in a contemporary portrait of Paris’s many melting-pot communities. As the film poster suggests ‘Isabelle Huppert is 50% cop, 50% drug dealer, 100% pure’.

Language(s)

French

Bonus Content

39 mins
IFI French Film Festival 2020 Q&A with Mama Weed director Jean-Paul Salomé

IFI French Film Festival 2020 Q&A with Mama Weed director Jean-Paul Salomé, hosted by Screen Ireland’s Céline Haddad, translated by Pierre Breton.

1 mins
Explore French Culture

Presented by IFI French Film Festival Cultural Partner, the Embassy of France in Ireland.

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