FACETS CINEMATHEQUE Saturday, June 16 2 pm Les Oublies de l'Histoire / The Forgotten
The story is told through the eyes of Azzouz and Yomna, a Moroccan couple who decide to go to Brussels in search of a new life. Once they arrive, they discover that most immigrants live in the shadows, where they suffer from poverty and exploitation.
Winner Best Feature Film Arpa International Film Festival, Los Angeles. Morocco, 2010, 105 mins, fiction in French and Arabic with English subtitles. Directed by Hassan Benjelloun.
105 min- In French and Arabic, subtitles in English- CHICAGO PREMIERE
Born in Morocco in 1950, Hassan Benjelloun's first feature film "The Others' Feast" was released in 1990. Then, followed in 1994 "Yarit", "Yesterday's Friends" in 1997, "The lips of silence" in 2000 and "Judgement of Women" in 2001. This film, which discussed the situation of women in Morocco, has been honoured in many international festivals. In 2004, "The Dark Room", that presents the difficult years of Morocco in the '70s, received the top prize at the African Festival of Khouribga and the Silver Yennenga prize of the Fespaco Festival. The film also received a special mention from the jury of the Carthage Festival of Tunisia. Hassan's latest film "Where are you going Moshé?" presents the Jewish exodus from Morocco towards Israel in the '60s.
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