Volubilis

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    Volubilis

    Directed by

    Morocco, France, Qatar

    2016

    106 min

    • French
    • Arabic

    Drama

    Venice Days

    Abdelkader is a security guard and Malika is a domestic employee. They have just got married and they are madly in love. Despite their financial difficulties, they dream of moving in together and of fully live their love.

    Awards

    • Best Actress (Nadia Kounda) - El Gouna FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Mouhcine Malzi
    Nadia Kounda
    Abdelhadi Talbi
    Nezha Rahil
    Faouzi Bensaïdi
    Screenplay
    Faouzi Bensaïd
    Cinematography
    Marc-André Batigne
    Editing
    Maxime Garault
    Music
    Mike Kourtzer
    Fabien Kourtzer
    Sales
    DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    BARNEY PRODUCTION

    Press

    A social fresco at once touching and harsh that presents Morocco as it is - with its beautiful contradictions and its prominent injustices.

    Jihane Bougrine, Les cahiers des éco

    Faouzi Bensaïdi

    Faouzi Bensaïdi

    Morocco

    Faouzi Bensaïdi directed LA FALAISE, his first short film, in 1997, for which he received 23 awards. In 2000, he directed two short films: LE MUR, which won an award at the Festival de Cannes, and TRAJETS, which won a prize at the Venice Film Festival. In 2003, his first feature MILLE MOIS won two awards at Cannes. In 2013, he directed DEATH FOR SALE, which won an award at the Berlinale. Throughout his career, Bensaïdi has also worked as an author and actor with great directors including Nabil Ayouch, André Techiné and Nadir Mocknech. All of his films have received critical acclaim and have been distributed around the world.

    Selected Filmography