New Delhi - The Moroccan movie "Ales" by director Faiçal Ben won, Thursday in New Delhi, the prize for best Arab short film at the 7th edition of the Delhi International Film Festival (DIFF).
New Delhi – The Moroccan movie “Ales” by director Faiçal Ben won, Thursday in New Delhi, the prize for best Arab short film at the 7th edition of the Delhi International Film Festival (DIFF).
The film tells the story of Ales, a woman in her forties who looks back on her rape, a trauma she has carried with her since she was 5 years old. Back to the place of her childhood, Ales adult leads the spectator from the experience of the tragedy to her own deliverance through ellipses and Moroccan cultural representations.
“The idea of the movie came to me when I read an article that had left a deep impression on me, telling the sordid story of the rape and murder of a child. I wanted to deal with this tragic phenomenon that affects far too many children in Morocco and around the world,” the film’s director told MAP.
In 2017, two Moroccan films were awarded prizes in the official Arab film competition of the 6th edition of the Festival, namely “A la recherche du pouvoir perdu” (in search of lost power) by Mohammed Ahed Bensouda, and “Laila” by Youssef Benkadour.