Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Nabil Ayouch


Director: Nabil Ayouch
Section: International Independents
Country: Belgium, France, Morocco
Year: 2017
Language: Arabic, French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Maryam Touzani, Arieh Worthalter, Dounia Binebine, Amine Ennaji, Abdellah Didane



The stories of five people are connected, even though they've never met. For 30 years, their lives have touched one another in Casablanca. The city, like the Hollywood film named for it, is a point of reference and inspiration: vibrant and rough, inviting yet unforgiving. Nabil Ayouch is one of the directors defining new Moroccan cinema.

Meet the director


Nabil Ayouch

Nabil Ayouch was born in Paris in 1969. Today he is a producer, scriptwriter and director in Casablanca. His films MEKTOUB (1997) and ALI ZAOUA (2000) were Morocco's entries at the Academy Awards. His provocative film MUCH LOVED was shown at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2015.


Screenplay: Nabil Ayouch, Maryam Touzani
Director of Photography: Virginie Surdej
Film Editor: Sophie Reine
Composer: Acif Melody, Caroline Chaspoul, Eduardo Henriquez, Guillaume Poncelet
Production Designer: Hafid Amly
Costume Design: Lydie Colin
Sound: Saïd Radi, Thomas Gauder
Producer: Bruno Nahon
Production Company: Unité de Production
Co-Producer: Patrick Quinet, Nabil Ayouch
Co-Production Company: Les Films du Nouveau Monde, Artemis Production, Ali n’ Productions
World Sales: Playtime