Morocco World News
Fez, April 29, 2012
A rich program of Moroccan films is set to screened at the seventh annual International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, where films from Moroccan cinema will play guest of honor. The event will take place from April 28 through May 6. The selection of films from Morocco is within the same framework of its distinctive participation as guest of honor at the International Book and Press Fair of Geneva that started last Wednesday.
The list of films to be screened include a variety that reflects the different interests of Moroccan filmmakers both at the societal and cultural levels; in addition to the variation of techniques and methods used in their works.
Moroccan cinema will participate in the festival’s competition in different categories. They are as follows:
Feature Films category:
– Nissae Fi Maraya/Women in Mirrors by Saad Chraibi.
– Al-Ghorfa as-Sawdae/ The Black Room and Fin Mashi ya Moushi / Where are you going Moshi by Hassan Benjelloun.
– Al-Andalus Mon Amour / Andalusia my Love by Mohamed Nadif.
– Majid by Nassim Abbasi.
– Al-Maghdoub ‘Alayhim/ The Angered at by Hassan Basri.
– ‘Oud al-Ward/ A Rose Stick by Lahcen Zaynoun
– Ali, Rabi’a wa al-Akharoun/ Ali, Rabi’a and the Others by Ahmed Boulan.
– As-silsila al-Khamisa/ The Fifth Chain by Salma Barkach.
– Wada’an Oumahat/ Goodbye Mothers by Mohamed Ismail.
– Marock by Laila Marrakchi.
Short Films category:
– Ma’an/Together by Mohammed Fekran.
– Amwaj Az-Zaman/ Waves of Time by Ali Benjelloun.
– At-Tahliq/ Flying by Naima Bashira.
Other short films will also be screened, which are out of the competition, such as:
– Al-Miftah/The Key by Aziz al-Malla.
– Lefkaf by Assia Lekhlif.
– Nikin Dami by Youssef al-Khatibi.
– Zaman al-Mou’jizat/ Time of Miracles by Lhoussine Chaikri.
– Farasi/ My Horse by Abdellatif Fadil.
– Clix et Declix by Abdellah al-Jawhari.
– Kafka Hayan aw Mayitan/Kafka, Dead or Alive by Mouhcin Basri.
– Thoulouj bi Marrakech/ Snow in Marrakech by Hicham al-Hayyat.
Documentary Films category:
– Masar Laji’in/ Refugees Path by Ali Benjelloun.
– Ar-Raqisa/ The Dancer by Abdelilah al-Jawhari.
Within the framework of the International Oriental Film of Geneva, a set of seminars will also be held to discuss various issues, such as “Memory and Cinema” and “Eastern Revolutions: Popular Motives and Media Motives”; in addition to a workshop for young international filmmakers who will attend the festival.
Edited by April Warren
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