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Majid

Director: Nassim Abassi
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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.
The film made its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival.
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2010/ Morocco116 min/ Drama
Original Title
Majid
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
CREW
Screenwriter: Nassim Abassi
DOP: Jonny Semeco
Editor: Nassim Abassi
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Production Company(ies)
Moondust Productions
Producer(s)
Nassim Abassi
film festivals
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film festivals Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland
film festivals Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
film festivals Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco
film festivals Moroccan National Film Festival, Morocco
film festivals Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
film festivals International Film Festival for Children and Youth of Sousse, Tunisia
film festivals Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands
film awards
film awards Best Screenplay Award at the Moroccan National Film Festival, Morocco
Best Film Award at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth of Sousse, Tunisia
Best Male Actor Award at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Silver Hawk Award at the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Quotes
“As a film that is both genuinely funny and genuinely moving it invites comparison with the classic Life is Beautiful.” Raphael Cormack - Arab Review

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