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Kilikis: The Town of Owls

Director: Azlarabe Alaoui
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The film is directed by the award-winning director Azlarabe Alaoui whose film Androman... Blood and Coal snatched more than 17 international and national awards back in 2012
Released across Morocco in different cities, including: Casablanca, Rabat, Fès, Tangier, and Marrakech
The film won the Best Director Award at the Oran International Arab Film Festival
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2018/ Morocco98 min/ Drama
A group of people coming from different backgrounds are trapped in the isolated Town of Owls, a town inhabited by families and guards of a secret political prison camp‎. Soon the group realizes that the town is in fact a huge prison.
Amin Ennaji
Hassan Badida
Med Rzin
Kamal Elkademi
Asmae Srioui
Screenwriter: Azlarabe Alaoui
DOP: Andreas Sinanos
Editor: Ghizlan Assif
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Production Company(ies)
Azlarabe Alaoui Lamharzi
film festivals
film festivals Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France
film festivals Festival de Cine et Droits de l'Homme de Barcelone, Spain
film festivals Festival International de Cine de Córdoba, Spain
film festivals Independent Film Festival, Austria
film festivals Rome International Film Festival (RIFF), Italy
film festivals Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh
film festivals Switzerland International Film Festival
film festivals The Austrian Independent Film Festival
film festivals Liverpool International Film Festival, UK
film festivals Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, India
film awards
film awards Best Director Award at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival
Al-Quds Grand Prize for Best Artistic Production, along with a Special Mention for Best Production Design at the Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival.
Second Best Feature Film at Festival CinéAlma, France
“portrayed the tragedy in a novel fashion, without exaggeration or melodrama, giving viewers an emotionally measured dose, balanced between fact and fiction, without resorting to direct political messages that might have dissipated the intellectual and visual focus." Fuʹad Zuweirik - Qantara