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Majid
Director: Nassim Abassi
Rights:
Abassi is the first director from Morocco to present the Tamazight in his films.
An amazing heartfelt film that focuses on the day-to-day realities of the poor and orphaned in Morocco rather than the beautiful scenery of the country.
2010/ Morocco116 Min/ Drama
SYNOPSIS
A coming of age story of a ten years old Moroccan orphan called Majid. Following recurrent nightmares, he discovers that he can’t remember his parents’ faces anymore. With the help of his new friend Larbi, Majid decides to go on a quest to find a photograph of his dead parents. It’s a journey that will take them to the big city of Casablanca where danger and adventure awaits them.
CAST
Brahim Al Bakali
Lotfi Sabir
Wassime Zidi
Abdellah Lamrani
Abderrahim Tounsi
Mohamed Ben Brahim
Aicha Mahmah
CREW
Screenwriter: Nassim Abassi
Editor: Nassim Abassi
DOP: Jonny Semeco
Production Company(ies)
Moondust Productions
Producer(s)
Nassim Abassi
World Premiere - Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
International Film Festival Marrakech, Morocco
Moroccan National Film Festival, Morocco
Oran Arab Film Festival, Algeria
International Film Festival for Children and Youth of Sousse, Tunisia
Best Screenplay Award at the Moroccan National Film Festival
Best Film Award at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth of Sousse in Tunisia
Best Male Actor Award to the two child stars at the Oran Arab Film Festival in Algeria
Silver Hawk Award at the Rotterdam Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam
Quotes
“As a film that is both genuinely funny and genuinely moving it invites comparison with the classic Life is Beautiful.” Arab Review - Raphael Cormack

“This film has courageous intentions and aims to depict reality rather than a tourist’s ideal.” The Platform - Shiroma Silva