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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
Original Title
Kilikis: La Cite Des Hiboux
SYNOPSIS
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.
CAST
Amin Ennaji
Hassan Badida
Med Rzin
Kamal Elkademi
CREW
Screenwriter: Azlarabe Alaoui
DOP: Andreas Sinanos
Editor: Ghizlan Assif
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Production Company(ies)
SAISS MEDIT PROD
Producer(s)
Azlarabe Alaoui Lamharzi
film festivals
Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France
Festival de Cine et Droits de l'Homme de Barcelone, Spain
Festival International de Cine de Córdoba, Spain
Independent Film Festival, Austria
Rome International Film Festival (RIFF), Italy
Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh
Switzerland International Film Festival, Switzerland
Liverpool International Film Festival, UK
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, India
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival, Egypt
Cinéalma - L'âme de la Méditerranée, France
film awards
Best Director Award at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Al-Quds Grand Prize for Best Artistic Production and a Special Mention for Best Production Design at the Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival, Egypt
Second Best Feature Film at the Cinéalma - L'âme de la Méditerranée, France
Quotes
“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