Rabat - Tunisia has officially become the first Arab and African country to announce the screening of the controversial Moroccan film, Much Loved (Zin li Fik).
Rabat – Tunisia has officially become the first Arab and African country to announce the screening of the controversial Moroccan film, Much Loved (Zin li Fik).
Much Loved, which has been banned in Morocco, is listed among the 500 films which will be screened in Tunisian theaters at the Carthage film festival, scheduled to take place from November 21 to November 28.
Much Loved is set to compete against 71 other films in the Official Competition Feature category. Ayouch’s film follows the lives of four women working as prostitutes in Morocco’s most popular tourist destination, Marrakech.
The Moroccan government banned the film for “encouraging promiscuity and immorality,” shortly after it was screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival ahead of a planned autumn release.
Ayouch’s film has been screened in multiple European countries, including France, Belgium and Italy.It was also featured at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. It won multiple prizes, including top prize at France’s Angoulême Festival in August.
Much Loved’s lead actress, Loubna Abidar, took the award for best actress at the same festival. In October, she won the second award- the Golden Bayard Best Actress Award- at Belgium’s International Francophone Film Festival.