MOROCCAN PANORAMA

Synopsis

On the outskirts of a Moroccan mining town, 16-year-old Abdou is anxious to regain his dignity by learning to read and write. His adoptive mother Mbarka, the neighbourhood healer, guards her privileged status through her apt use of a gift for obscurantism. Thirty-year-old Ch’aayba, meanwhile, is an eccentric, uncontrollable pickpocket who is suffering from a skin condition. When Abdou convinces the ferociously cynical Chaayba to visit Mbarka in order to cure him of his disease, the fate of the three becomes intertwined as they spin around on a carousel of illusion. With The Healer, director Mohamed Zineddaine constructs a gripping tale set within a society entangled in the tug-of-war between traditions and modernity.

Country

Morocco, Italy, Qatar

Year

2018

Length

102 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

Arabic

Fiche technique

Director: Mohamed Zineddaine
Producer: Mohamed Zineddaine, Rachida Saadi, Mario Chemello
Screenwriter: Olivier Bombarda, Mohamed Zineddaine
Cinematographer: Luca Coassin, Éric Devin
Editor: Elena Cabria
Art Director: Silvia Bonnes
Sound: Enrico Medri, Mirko Fabbri

Interprétation

Fatima Attif, Mehdi El Arroubi, Ahmed El Moustafid, Nisrine Adam, Hanane El Kabani

Contact

Production Company: Ouarzazate Films