Oh the Days!
1978. Morocco. Ahmed el-Maânouni. 80 min.
1968. Morocco. Ahmed Bouanani, Abdelmajid R’chich, Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi. 18 min.
Introduced by el-Maânouni
Sunday, October 9, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Oh the Days!
1978. Morocco. Directed by Ahmed el-Maânouni. With Ben Brahim. The first Moroccan film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section, Oh the Days! tells the story of a young peasant whose dreams of a bright and prosperous future lead him to apply for immigration to France. His mother, recently widowed and raising seven children, is opposed to her eldest son leaving. But what’s the point of their arguing if the papers don’t come? El-Maânouni paints an achingly real portrait of rural life in Morocco 80 min.
1968. Morocco. Directed by Ahmed Bouanani, Abdelmajid R’chich, Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi. “We chose images in a city, moments: absence and the solitude of wet cobblestones at a dull party that has ended; suddenly a shade; suddenly a gesture, a footstep; the sea or silence; silence or the cry; waiting or dread; sleep or insomnia; a sign of light that surges; a heart caught between two digits; our faces in the storm; two white-hot figures carved on foreheads; eyes, bodies spinning round like magnets in the storm” (Ahmed Bouanani). Courtesy Centre Cinématographique Marocaine. 18 min.
In the Film exhibition Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part II
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