1979. Morocco. Ahmed Bouanani. 110 min.
Friday, October 21, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1979. Morocco. Directed by Ahmed Bouanani. With Mohamed Habachi, Mohamed Saïd Afifi, Fatima Regragui. Bouanani’s only feature film played a pivotal role in bringing experimentation to Moroccan cinema. A young peasant’s attempt to change money he finds in a bag of flour takes him on a journey through the city’s dark layers and labyrinths. The film abounds with allusions to literature and film, Morocco’s rich history and oral traditions, and the ever-present specter of colonialism. Courtesy Centre Cinématographique Marocaine. 110 min.
In the Film exhibition Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part II
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