JAHILYA


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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SYNOPSIS

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 AND CREW

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

TECHNICAL INFO

Original Title    Jahilya

Language          Arabic

Genre                 Drama

Length               94 mins

Format               DCP | Colour | 5.1

Year                    2018

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Berlin Film Festival 2018 Forum (Germany)/ Semaine du Cinéma Positif (France)/ FIFIGROT  (France)/ Arab Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands)/ ... more to be announced !

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

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.

FILMOGRAPHY

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