TRAGEDY AND CURIOSITY WILL TAKE YOU THERE AND BACK AGAIN

Naïma raised her three sons in Tangier alone. Two have already tragically taken to exile. So when Hossein, the last one, plans to leave at 16, she invents a family pretext and trains her to a village in southern Morocco. Now holding his mother responsible for his urban teenage frustrations, Hossein dreams of a freer future far from his native Tangier. But his mother, Naima, is determined that he does not follow his brother’s tragic footsteps, and takes him to the South against his will. In this new setting, he gets his first taste of romantic love and disillusionment, and reconnects with his mother, whose love he finally recognizes.

a film by Olivier COUSSEMACQ

Drama | French & Moroccan with English Subtitles | 2018 | 87 mn | 2.35 | 5.1 | color

cast: Jamil IDRISSI, Jalila TALEMSI, Assma EL HADRAMI, Mohamed QUATIB, Said EL MOKTARI, Rim FETHI, Pauline DISCRY

FESTIVALS

– Best Feature – Best Direction – Award for Best Actress – Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival – Egypt, 2019
– Grand Award – Cinephilie Award – Award for Best Actor – Harhoura Festival – Morocco, 2019
– New York African Diaspora Film Festival – USA, 2019
– Moscow International Film Festival – Russia, 2019
– South of Avignon Meetings – France, 2019
– Luxor African Film Festival – Egypt, 2019
– Tangier Film Festival – Morocco, 2019
– Montreurs d’Images Festival – France, 2019

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