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Morocco
1978, 88 min

Section: Tribute to The Film Foundation

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Celebrated Moroccan filmmaker El-Maanouni’s first feature is a searing portrait of an heir of a rural family torn between his domestic duties and his dreams of leaving for the city for a better, different future. Raw and uncompromising, El-Maanouni’s trailblazing documentary paved the way for the subsequent wave of realism that would shake up Arab cinema.


Synopsis

Better known for his iconic musical documentary Trances (1981), celebrated Moroccan filmmaker El-Maanouni’s first feature is a searing portrait of an heir of a rural family torn between his domestic duties and his dreams of leaving for the city for a better, different future. Raw and uncompromising in its depiction of the lost Moroccan generation swept aside by the inexorable forces of modernity, and in its emphasis on the debilitating burden of masculinity, El Maanouni’s trailblazing documentary paved the way for the subsequent wave of realism that would shake up Arab cinema. Largely unseen and inaccessible for decades, The Film Foundation’s restoration has breathed new life into one of the early jewels of Arab non-fiction filmmaking.

Joseph Fahim

Restored in 2015 by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with Ahmed El-Maanouni. Restoration carried out at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory; 4k scan performed at Eclair laboratories.

About the director

Ahmed El-Maanouni (1944, Casablanca, Morocco). Filmography: Alyam, Alyam (1978), Trances (1981, doc.), Eyes of the Gulf (1984, short doc.), The Fiction of the Protectorate: The Resistances, The New Challenges (2006, doc. part 1), Burned Hearts (2007), Conversations with Driss Chraïbi (2008, TV doc.), Life and Reign of Mohamed V (2015, TV doc.), Julie – Aicha (2016).

Contacts

Cineteca di Bologna
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Fax: +39 051 601 8628
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Tribute to The Film Foundation
   
Director: Ahmed El-Maanouni
Screenplay: Ahmed El Maanouni
Dir. of Photography: Ahmed El Maanouni
Music: Nass El Ghiwane
Editor: Martine Chicot
Producer: Ahmed El Maanouni
Production: Mars Films, Lux Films
Sales: Cineteca di Bologna
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