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DUBAI: With Paris Fashion Week off to a good start in the French capital, it is only fitting that the “Haute Couture” trailer, starring Franco-Algerian actress Lyna Khoudri, has been unveiled. Directed by French filmmaker Sylvie Ohayon, the hot new film is set to hit theaters on November 10, 2021.
The film tells the story of a little maid named Esther (Nathalie Baye) who, after participating in her last Haute Couture collection for Dior, has her bag stolen by Jade (Khoudri), 20, at the metro station. . Feeling remorseful, Jade decides to return the handbag to Esther, who then invites the young girl to join Maison Dior as an apprentice.
In the nearly two-minute trailer, Khoudri can be seen sketching, sewing, and pinning fabric on high-fashion dresses.
This isn’t the first time the 29-year-old has taken on the role of a budding fashion enthusiast.
The rising North African star first rose to prominence for her role as Nedjma in the Algerian film “Papicha”, in which she played a young design student determined to organize a fashion show in protest against rock climbing. of conservatism in the country in the midst of the Algerian civil war. War.
Director Mounia Meddour’s first feature film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2019 Cannes International Film Festival.
For her work in the film, Khoudri won the Orizzonti Award for Best Actress at the 74th Venice Film Festival and she was nominated in the Cesar’s Most Promising Actress category.
Khoudri would land a number of major roles, including in the critically acclaimed “The French Dispatch” by Wes Anderson, starring Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe and more.
She played a student activist and Chalamet’s love interest in the live-action film.
The young woman is also expected to appear in a new two-part adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic French novel “Les Trois Mousquetaires”, in which she will play alongside François Civil as her sweetheart, as Constance. D’Artagnan, formerly Bonacieux.
In addition, the actress of Algerian origin is currently busy filming “November”, a thriller directed by Cédric Jimenez on the French counterterrorism services in the hunt for suspects after the 2015 attacks in Paris.