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Films From Morocco

Set in 1981, A Thousand Months tells the tale of a seven-year-old boy, Mehdi, who lives in a small village, situated in Morocco's picturesque Atlas Mountains. He lives with his mother Amina, and impoverished grandfather—his father has been thrown into prison for inciting a strike, but young ... Read more
"Further proof of the richness and diversity of recent Moroccan cinema." - Variety ... Marking filmmaker Ahmed El Maanouni's return to fictional drama - his music doco Trances (1982) was restored and presented at Cannes Classics last year - Burned Hearts touches on the conflicts at the heart of ... Read more
"A gritty and stylized urban thriller with strong social overtones ... marked by solid performances and a convincingly dark atmosphere." – Hollywood Reporter ... In the Moroccan port city of Tetouan, three down-on-their-luck thieves – naive Malik, fundamentalist Soufiane and ex-con ... Read more
Filmmaker Deutsch adapted his camera so it could only make three-second shots. He then travelled to Morocco and filmed three hundred of these three-second shots. Co-director Mustafa Tabbou did the same in Austria. The result is an unusual compilation of snapshot images providing a mutual perception ... Read more
A multiple award-winner, including two wins at Cannes and a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. Indigènes pays its dues to the forgotten soldiers of World War II, the North African troops fighting for a France they had never seen and a France that would only ever ... Read more
The tortured agitations of Tunisian youth are galvanised in this outspoken story about the making of a terrorist. Bahta is 25, young and restless. His one passion is breakdancing but the Tunisian police are always on his b-boys' backs. After hostilities erupt in Iraq, Bahta falls in with a group of ... Read more
Raja France/Morocco Frédéric is a wealthy middle-aged Frenchman residing in a luxurious mansion in Morocco. Life is easy for him, lazing about in the sun, being pampered by his two Arab housemaids. But he is bored. New life is injected into him when his roving eye spots one of his garden staff ... Read more
A film about the African/European immigration issue as viewed from the other side of the equation - by the women left behind when their husbands leave to seek employment in Europe. Shortly following their wedding, Zeinab's husband leaves the tiny, rural community where they live, travelling to ... Read more
The surrealistic evocation of a young Jewish woman's alienation and spiritual search. She leaves her home in Jerusalem's religious quarters and embarks on a lonely Journey. Her personal odyssey, as much an interior as an exterior quest, takes her into Arab lands, including remote areas of North ... Read more
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