France, Morocco, Belgium | 2017
In French with English subtitles
Director: Nabil Ayouch
Cast: Maryam Touzani, Arieh Worthalter, Amine Ennaji
Casablanca. Vibrant and rough, inviting yet unforgiving. Four souls in search of truth. Hakim, living in the conservative medina, dreams of being a rock star. Salima, struggles to free herself from a society that wants to define her. Joe, a Jewish restaurant owner, chooses to live in the Casablanca he fantasizes about. Inès, young and rich, is torn between tradition and modernity as she deals with her sexual awakening… More than three decades earlier, a passionate teacher in the Atlas Mountains is put to silence… Through the echo of his shattered dreams, their disillusions embody the sparks that will light the city in flames.