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The Sea Is Behind
Director: Hicham Lasri
Rights:
Highlights
-Official selection at the Berlinale 2015 in Panorama section, DIFF 2014 and Cairo International Film Festival 2015.
-Critics' Award for Best Feature Film at the Festival National Du Film De Tanger (FNF) in Tangier, Morocco and Special Jury Prize at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF).
2014 / Morocco - France - UAE - Lebanon88 min/ Fantasy
Original Title
Al Bahr Min Wra’koum
SYNOPSIS
A cross-dressing dancer is hunted by troubles in a city where drinking water has been contaminated and may be driving people crazy.



CAST
Malek Akhmiss
Fairouz Amiri
Mohamed Aouragh
CREW
Screenwriter: Hicham Lasri
DOP: Said Slimani
Editor: Abdesamad Chaouket
Production Company(ies)
Moon & Deal Films
La Prod
Raccord Ciné et Service
Pan Production
Producer(s)
Lamia Chraibi
Mickaël Clouet
Hicham Lasri
Michel Merkt
Ghislaine Querrien
Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Béjaïa Film Meetings in Algeri, Algeria
The Critics' Award for Best Feature Film at the Festival National Du Film De Tanger (FNF) in Tangier, Morocco
Special Jury Prize at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF)
Quotes
“The Sea is Behind is in black and white, in a colorless country. The black and white reinforces the distance between the narrative and the viewer to elevate the film to the rank of contemporary fable. It is a cry that pushes Hicham Lasri in his films, a cry that would prevent to turn in circles." Buzz Arts - Olivier Barlet

“The film, however, presents much more than the story of Tarik, offering a dystopian and dramatic insight into social and political realities in the Arab world.” Ahramonline - Soha Elsirgany (Arabic)