Engaging with the world
MOROCCO , France
| 106 minutes | 2016
A critique of brutal economic liberalism, through the prism of a disenchanted couple’s private tragedy. Six years after Mort à vendre, the Moroccan director focuses on the relationship between Abdelkader and Malika, living in a housing complex ravaged by brutal capitalism. After the husband suffers a violent humiliation, the lovers’ lives are torn apart. Part love story, part social drama, Faouzi Bensaidi’s fourth feature is a powerful fable about human dignity.IN PRESENCE OF ACTRESS NADIA KOUNDANORTH AMERICAN PREMIEREIN COMPÉTITIONWith the support of the Centre Culturel Marocain
In Aleppo, filmmaker and Al Jazeera/BBC journalist Orwa Al Mokdad turns his lens on the reality of war, conflict and the disillusionment of the combatants....
SYRIA , Lebanon | 106 minutes | 2016
A polemical musical about the working world and unfettered capitalism — neo-realism, updated. Portuguese documentary filmmaker Pedro Pinho made waves...
PORTUGAL | 106 minutes | 2017
A single mother and her rebellious son make some bad judgment calls, only to discover precious little light at the end of the tunnel. The 2016 presidential...
SPAIN | 106 minutes | 2017
Sign-up for our newsletter to get all the latest Festival news!