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Hayat

Director: Raouf Sebbahi
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It sheds light on the social reality in Morocco that some of which resembles other countries in the Arab world.
The film toured numerous prestigious film festivals, achieving sweeping success and reaping countless awards.
Stars a number of Morocco’s A class actors.
The film involves a rich variety of acting performances for 22 actors belonging to different acting schools.
It received a grant from the Moroccan Film Center.
The film is the director’s second feature film.
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2017/ Morocco90 min/ Drama
Original Title
Hayat
SYNOPSIS
On a bus trip that passes different Moroccan cities, a well-painted portrait of diverse social interactions is presented through the bus passengers’ dialogues that take place on board. Some of these dialogues are ironic but shocking while others are hilarious, yet furious!
CAST
Azelarab Kaghat
Driss Roukh
Latefa Ahrare
Hachem Bastaoui
CREW
Screenwriter: Mohamed Ahed Bensouda
Moncef El Kadiri
Raouf Sebbahi
DOP: Luca Coissin
Editor: Oussama El Asfar
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Production Company(ies)
New Generation Pictures
Producer(s)
Mohammed Kaghat
film festivals
National Film Festival Tangier, Morocco
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, USA
Helsinki African Film Festival (HAFF), Finland
Lisbon International Film Festival, Online
Slemani International Film Festival, Iraq
Los Angeles San Rafael Film Festival, USA
Silicon Valley African Film Festival, USA
Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga, Morocco
Cinéalma - L'âme de la Méditerranée, France
Festival du Film Arabe de Bruxelle, Belgium
Jagran Film Festival, India
Festival International Cinéma et Migrations d'Agadir (FICMA), Morocco
Sharm El-Sheikh International Film Festival, Egypt
Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
African Film Festival, New Zealand
Cameroon International Film Festival (CAMIFF), Cameroon
Festival Maghrébin du Film d'Oujda, Morocco
Festival du Cinema de Saïdia, Morocco
film awards
Best Script and Special Jury Award at the Festival du Cinema de Saïdia, Morocco
Best Script at the Festival International Cinéma et Migrations d'Agadir (FICMA), Morocco
Golden Dagger for Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Script at the Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
Grand Prize at the Helsinki African Film Festival, Finland
Grand Prize at the Festival du Film Arabe de Bruxelle, Belgium
Bronze Prize at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Film Festival, Egypt
Platinum Award at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, USA
National Jury Award for Best Cinematography at the National Film Festival Tangier, Morocco
Quotes
“Through this film, the creative Raouf Sebbahi successfully made his name among many great directors in the Moroccan film industry.” Mohamed Nagim - Alittihad (Arabic)