A breath of fresh air was blowing at the 27th edition of the Alpe d’Huez Festival last January. Actress and humorist Melha Bedia presented with director Katia Lewkowicz and Alison Wheeler, Forte. This film, the 29-year-old actress co-wrote it, in collaboration with Frédéric Hazan, and she starred there in the first main role of her career. In this comedy, spectators discover Nour, a young woman in her twenties who, to reassert herself and feel better about herself, decides to start pole dance. An original idea treated with great sensitivity and, of course, humor. However, beyond laughter, Strong is above all a beautiful message about difference, acceptance of the body and self-esteem.
To support Melha Bedia, a talented cast marches before the camera: Alison Wheeler and Bastien Ughetto camp the two best friends of the heroine, Jonathan Cohen plays a madman in the gym a bit megalomaniac, and Valérie Lemercier plays the role of a crazy gym teacher. Originally scheduled for a movie outing, Strong had to take another route to reach the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The film is finally available on the Amazon Prime Video platform from April 15.
Trailer for “Forte”: