Rabat - Moroccan filmmaker Nour-eddine Lakhmari’s movie “Burn Out” has been chosen in the pre-selection for Best Foreign Film at the 2019 Oscars.
Rabat – Moroccan filmmaker Nour-eddine Lakhmari’s movie “Burn Out” has been chosen in the pre-selection for Best Foreign Film at the 2019 Oscars.
According to the Moroccan Cinematographic Center (CCM), the movie was chosen to represent Morocco by a selection committee chaired by producer Souad Lamriki, in line with the criteria established by the Oscars Academy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Produced by the Dubai-based VOD platform, ICFLIX, the movie is set in Casablanca, where Lakhmari usually prefers to shoot his movies.
The production is a multi-narrative film, telling the intersecting stories of several characters representing different Moroccan categories and social classes.
“Burn Out,” tells the story of Jad, a young and wealthy Casablancan struggling with existential crises.
In search of redemption, Jad meets Ayoub, an even-tempered boy who does odd jobs to help buy his mother a prosthetic limb.The two characters easily find comfort and understanding with each other, both possessing qualities the other lacks.
Meanwhile, Jad and his wife, who runs an art gallery, get divorced. The film also tells the bleak life of a medical student, Aida, forced to engage in prostitution to finance her studies.
The psychological study delves deep into the bipolarity of its characters, as they are all torn between two worlds, their own desire and the constraints of their social status.
“Burn Out” stars Morjana Alaoui, Leila Marrakchi, Anas El Baz, Fatima Zahra El Jaouhari, Karim Saidi, Saadia Ladib, Driss Roukhe, Mohammed Khiari, and Ilyass El Jihani.