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SHOWING 10 FILMS FROM MOROCCO

MAKING OF

Bahta, 25, heads up a group of break dancers in Tunisia but after the eruption of hostilities in Iraq in 2003, he falls in with a group of fundamentalists, whose brainwashing is intended to make him a suicide bomber. In the framing story, the actor playing Bahta doesn't know how the film will end, and he and the director have conflicts of their own. Winner, Gold Tanit, Carthage Film Festival. |Read More

SACRED AND THE ABSURD

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Country: Morocco
The last day in the life of Sadegh Hedayat, an Iranian writer in Paris, who studied existential philosophy with Jean-Paul Sartre in the 1940’s and committed suicide in 1951. Projected on three screens that resemble the walls of a room, and also the parallel narratives of Hedayat’s mind, the film recounts through imagery Hedayat’s last day and night. |Read More

TENJA

Noureddine is a second-generation Moroccan living in the northern France. His father dies, having never returned home, and the young man is obliged to accompany his father's body on its long journey homewards. France's most versatile young actor, Roschdy Zem gives another wonderful performance as a man struggling to comprehend a world with which he has had little prior contact. In Arabic. |Read More

TRAITORS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Sean Gullette
  • Country: Morocco
In Sean Gullette’s feature debut, Malika is the lead singer of an all-female punk band and sees music as a means to escape a dull and conservative life in Tangier. When a producer expresses interest in her, she jumps at the chance, but first she’ll need to find the money for recording. A drug run into the Rif Mountains may be her only option. Fiery and energetic, Traitors is a spirited and rebellious journey of a young woman breaking from the traditional life set before her. |Read More
Drama, First Time Filmmaker

WHATEVER LOLA WANTS

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Directed By: Nabil Ayouch
  • Country: France, Morocco
Perky blonde Lola is an aspiring dancer in New York, and she's so smitten by a hunky Egyptian that when he unexpectedly heads home, she follows him. In Cairo, she discovers an even bigger passion-for belly dancing-and vows to master the art. |Read More

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