First screened in September 2017
Director: Nabil Ayouch. Cast: Amine Ennaji, Maryam Touzani, Arieh Worthalter, Abdelilah Rachid, Dounia Binebine, Nezha Tebbai, Saadia Ladib, Abdellah Didane, Maha Boukhari, Younes Bouab, Marwa Tiyane, David El Baz, Nezha Tebbai, Mohamed Zarouki, El Housseine Dejjiti, Abdelkader Aizzoune, Fatiha Takafi, Sabah Ikhiyaden, Amal Essaqr, Aïcha Laghchim, Ben Aíssa El Jirari. Screenplay: Nabil Ayouch and Maryam Touzani.

Twitter Capsule: A robust bulwark against reducing Ayouch's city or its history to one narrative, even as so much energy is tilting one way.

VOR:   Flirts with the edge of cliché in some of its intertwined plotting; a bit blatant with some themes. Still, this is urgent, broad, deep, energetic cinema.

Photo © 2017 Unité de Production/Les Films du Nouveau Monde/
Artémis Productions/Ali n' Productions/VOO/BE TV/RTBF/
Shelter Productions/2M Soread

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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