A Mile in My Shoes

Director: Saïd Khallaf
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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.
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2016/ Morocco110 min/ Crime, thriller, psychological
Original Title
Masafat Miel B Heza’i
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.
Amine Ennaji
Noufissa Benchehida
Abdellah Ajil
Screenwriter: Saïd Khallaf
DOP: Ali Benjelloun
Editor: Saïd Khallaf
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Production Company(ies)
OMA Productions
Saïd Khallaf
Said Rihane
film festivals
Luxor Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
International Film Festival, South Korea
Arab Film Festival, Jordan
Cinelama Festival, France
Arab Film Festival (FAMECK), France
International Film Festival, Iraq
Arab Film Festival in Brussels, Belgium
Bengaluru International Film Festival, India
Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria
Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Nigeria
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
“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