Film - CineVision Competition Filmfest 2023


Directed by Sofia Alaoui


Director: Sofia Alaoui
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: France, Katar, Morocco
Year: 2023
Language: French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Oumaïma Barid, Mehdi Dehbi, Fouad Oughaou
18+ (no age rating)


An atmospheric and philosophical sci-fi debut from Morocco.

Itto, a young woman from a modest rural background, is slowly adapting to the Moroccan privileged codes of her husband’s family. But when supernatural events put the country in a state of emergency, Itto finds herself separated from her husband and new family. Alone, pregnant and looking for her way back, she finds emancipation.

Meet the director


Sofia Alaoui

Born in Casablanca to a Moroccan father and a French mother, she grew up between Morocco and China. After graduating high school in Casablanca, she moved to Paris to study cinema. In 2017, she returned to Morocco to develop her own production company, Jiango Films. She has directed both documentary and fiction shorts that have been selected at many festivals. Her last film , QU’IMPORTE SI LES BÊTES MEURENT (SO WHAT IF THE GOATS DIE) was shot in the Atlas Mountains, featuring non-professional actors and dialogue exclusively in Tamazight.. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020, and the César for best short fiction film in 2021. Then she directed fantastic short film for the 20th Century Fox, The Lake, broadcast on Hulu.


Screenplay: Sofia Alaoui
Director of Photography: Noé Bach
Film Editor: Héloïse Pelloquet
Composer: Amine Bouhafa
Production Designer: Hafid Amly
Costume Design: Lydie Collin
Sound: Mariette Mathieu Goudier, Sébastien Savine
Producer: Margaux Lorier, Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
Production Company: Wrong films, Srab films
Co-Production Company: Jiango Films, Dounia Productions
World Sales: Totem Films