Néta and Amit, musicians living in Jerusalem, embark on a journey to Morocco, their grandparents’ native country, to discover the roots of the cultural and existential legacies they have been bequeathed. They want to visit houses left behind and neighbours who stayed, assuage the angst of out-of-placeness, and witness first-hand a reality where Jews and Muslims live together without war. Availing themselves entirely to Kamal Hachkar’s compassionate camera, their complicity with him is compelling and their shared aspiration to imagine resurrecting that once-lost “Andalusia” is too enchanting to resist. Cadenced by a rich repertory of traditional songs, Hachkar’s film is at once urgent and gentle, filming as it does people who mend ruptures of the past, in the present, when it may seem unthinkable.
Director: Kamal Hachkar
Producer: Kamal Hachkar
Screenwriter: Kamal Hachkar
Cinematographer: Philippe Bellaïche
Editors: Yaël Bitton, Nadia Ben Rachid
Sound: Yassine Bellouquid, Tully Chen
Production Company: Hk’art Studio, Timbia Films