Beta Version

A Mile in My Shoes

Director:
Rights:
Highlights Highlights Highlights
Morocco’s preselection of the Best Foreign Film Category at the 2017 Oscars.
Set against the backdrop of an unforgiving city filled with mayhem and poverty, this bleak yet touching social drama offers sensitive insight into the lives of children on the street.
Featuring outstanding performances by protagonists Rawia and Amine, this riveting tale depicts the consequences of vulnerability in a system that pits individuals against each other for survival.
A Mile in My Shoes Poster
2016/ Morocco110 min/ Crime, thriller, psychological
Original Title
Masafat Miel B Heza’i
SYNOPSIS
A psychological thriller that tells the story of a child who, born and bred in misery and suffering, decides to take revenge on the society that has marginalized him.
CAST
Amine Ennaji
Noufissa Benchehida
Abdellah Ajil
CREW
Screenwriter: Saïd Khallaf
DOP: Ali Benjelloun
Editor: Saïd Khallaf
play icon
Production Company(ies)
OMA Productions
Producer(s)
Saïd Khallaf
Said Rihane
film festivals
film festivals Luxor Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
film festivals International Film Festival, South Korea
film festivals Arab Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals Cinelama Festival, France
film festivals Arab Film Festival (FAMECK), France
film festivals International Film Festival, Iraq
film festivals Arab Film Festival in Brussels, Belgium
film festivals Bengaluru International Film Festival, India
film festivals Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria
film festivals Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Nigeria
film awards
film awards Grand Prize, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Original Music, and Special Mention to Said Alami at the Tangier National Film Festival in Morocco
Golden Palm at the Luxor Arab and European Film Festival
Best Film Director Award and Special Mention to Said Alami at the International Film Festival, Al Hoceima in Morocco
Best Leading Actor award at the International Festival of Cinema and Common Memory of Nador in Morocco
Special Jury Award at the Oran Film Festival in Algeria
Best Foreign Film award at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival (DTLA) in USA
Best Leading Actress award at the Carthage Film Festival
Quotes
“The Canada-based Khallaf’s scathing portrait of his homeland’s rotten, unequal system...does boast strong performances and a glossy technical polish, plus some unorthodox stylistic flourishes that elevate it above the standard grammar of social realism.”
Hollywood Reporter - Stephen Dalton