Directed by Hicham Lasri
Berlin Film Festival 2018 - Forum
When cockroaches dream, they dream of dying a natural death – instead of being squashed by human hand. This prologue forms a leitmotif that runs through the entire third part of Hicham Lasri’s “Trilogy of the Dog”. The film’s frequently hyper-realistic sequences describe the current state of the violent emotional dynamics governing contemporary Morocco. Berlinale
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A tragicomic story of several characters caught in a historic event, the cancellation of the sheep Aid in 1996: Lofti the amnesic, Mounir who is rejected by the family of the woman he wans to marry, a child who can't understand this cancellation and a person who needs help to commit suicide.
Cast Mostapha Houari, Salma Eddlimi, Zoubida Akif, Hassan Badida, Rami
Fijjaj, Zoubir Abou Al Fadl, Moulay Hassan Alaoui, Malek Akhmiss, Nissrine Erradi
Crew Director & Screenwriter: Hicham Lasri
Director of Photography: Said Slimani
Editor: Zakaria Tibari
Music: Wissam Hojeij
Sound Design: Patrice Mendez
Sound: Anas Hamouch
Production Design: Hicham Lasri
Producers: Lamia Chraïbi (La Prod) & Hicham Lasri
Executive Producer: Leila Amran
Original Title Jahilya
Length 94 mins
Format DCP | Colour | 5.1
Berlin Film Festival 2018 Forum (Germany)/ Semaine du Cinéma Positif (France)/ FIFIGROT (France)/ Cairo International Film Festival (Egypt)/ Arab Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands)/ Festival Maghreb Si Loin Si Proche (Cinemaginaire) (France)/ Le Maghreb des Films (France)/ Marrakech International Film Festival (Morocco) ... more to be announced !
Born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1977. He studied law before making a name for himself as a playwright, novelist and screenwriter. In 2011, he made his debut feature, The End, about the last days of Morocco’s King Hassan II.
2005 Jardin des Rides; 13 min. 2010 Android; 8 min. 2011 The End; 105 min. 2013 C’est eux les chiens (They Are the Dogs); 85 min. 2014 Al bahr min ouaraikoum (The Sea is Behind); 88 min., Panorama 2015 2015 Starve Your Dog; 94 min., Panorama 2016 2017 Headbang Lullaby; 90 min., Panorama 2017 2018 Jahilya