Houria 2

Helsinki International Film Festival: Houria

  • Date


  • Duration

    1 h 38 min

  • Venue

    Pannu Hall

  • Friday 15th of September at 21.00

    Screening age limit: 18

    Language: Arabic, French

    Subtitles: Finnish

    Content warnings: violence

An aspiring ballet dancer is forced to change the course of her life when she’s attacked on her way home one night in Houria, a drama bursting with female energy and power (…) In some ways it feels like part two of director Mounia Meddour’s notable Papicha, which won a French César for best first feature and was selected as Algeria’s 2020 Oscar submission.

Text: Deborah Young, The Film Verdict

Obs. Screening is for people over 18 yrs.

Ticket information

Helsinki International Film Festival is in charge of selling the tickets. Please contact HIFF with ticket inquiries.

Festival passes are on sale from the 31th of August. Single screening tickets will go on sale in the online ticket shop on 7 September at 10.00.

HIff festival passes 2023

HURMIO (incl. 5 tickets) 55€

HURMIO Earth Pass* (incl. 5 tickets) 60€

PARATIISI (incl. 12 tickets) 112€

PARATIISI Earth Pass* (incl. 12 tickets) 117€

EUFORIA (incl. 20 tickets) 180€

EUFORIA Earth Pass* (incl. 20 tickets) 185€

*5 € from the Earth Festival Passes is donated to charity.

You can buy a festival pass at tickets.hiff.fi.

Discount groups and complimentary tickets

Discounted HIFF festival passes are sold for students, for people over 70 years old and for unemployed job seekers. Read more on the website of the festival.



Director, Screenplay

Mounia Meddour


Léo Lefèvre


Damien Keyeux

Production design

Chloé Cambournac


Olivier Ronval


Maxence Dussere, Yasmine Meddour

released: 2022

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