Rabat - “Much Loved (Zin li Fik),” the highly controversial film by Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch, about prostitution in Marrakech is now banned for minors under the age of 12 in France.
Rabat – “Much Loved (Zin li Fik),” the highly controversial film by Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch, about prostitution in Marrakech is now banned for minors under the age of 12 in France.
According to the film’s Facebook page, “Much Loved” screened before the Censorship Board in France and was prohibited to minors under the age of 12.
The Facebook page said that “Members of the French Censorship Board unanimously stated that they had identified major artistic qualities of the film,” adding that “the film has never been screened before any censorship board in any other country so far.”
Banned in Morocco, the controversial film caused an uproar among Moroccans, immediately after some scenes had been leaked on the internet. The film is seen as “unprofessional work” whose main goal is to promote “a negative and stereotypical image” about Moroccan women.
Following its screening at the Munich International Film Festival, which was held from June 23rd through July 2nd, 2015, the German newspaper “SüddeutscheZeitung” criticized Nabil Ayouch’s film, asking for its prohibition to minors under the age of 18 in Germany.
The Director of the film previously admitted that his movie could be “hard to watch” for some people, stressing that he was open to the idea of screening the film with a warning and a ban for young viewers.
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