Starve Your Dog

Director: Hicham Lasri
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Starve Your Dog and The Sea Is Behind come as chapters of Hicham Lasri's trilogy that started with the award-winning film C'est Eux Les Chiens (They Are the Dogs), which received the Muhr Arab Special Jury Prize at the Dubai International Film Festival.
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2016/ Morocco94 min/ Drama, Period Drama, Political
Original Title
Gawwa’ Kalbak
An experimental cinematic essay rewrites the facts of Morocco, by revealing dark secrets of Driss Basri, the man responsible for countless human rights abuses under King Hassan II’s regime.
Benaissa El Jirari
Latefa Ahrrare
Screenwriter: Hicham Lasri
DOP: Saïd Slimani
Editor: Mickaël Clouet
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Production Company(ies)
Pan Production Company
Matrice Media Production
Hicham Lasri
Hussein Malki
Mickaël Clouet
film festivals
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Berlin Film Festival, Germany
Béjaïa Film Meetings, Algeria
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
Khouribga African Film Festival (FCAK), Morocco
film awards
African Federation for Cinematographic Critic Award at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
Best Direction Award at the Khouribga African Film Festival (FCAK), Morocco
“Combining stylistic echoes of veteran nouvelle vague masters like Jean-Luc Godard and Agnes Varda with an ultra-vivid, high-contrast color palette that recalls the work of Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Starve Your Dog is an emphatically surreal oddity pitched at ultra-niche arthouse and festival crowds.” Stephen Dalton - The Hollywood Reporter