Zanka Contact
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    Zanka Contact

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    France, Morocco, Belgium

    2020

    120 min

    Fiction

    Set in the streets of Casablanca, Morocco, the film chronicles the impossible getaway of Larsen, a drug addict and former player in a rock band, and Rajae, a luscious prostitute with a formidable voice. He writes the songs and her voice sets them on fire: a fierily passionate couple whose only goal is to make their voices heard through their music.

    Awards

    • ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS - Venice IFF

    Festivals

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    Sales
    TRUE COLOURS
    Production
    BARNEY PRODUCTION
    Ismaël El Iraki

    Ismaël El Iraki

    Morocco

    Ismaël El Iraki was born in Morroco in 1983 and lives in France since 2001. After studying Philosophy at the Sorbonne, he joigned the Directing department of prestigious french cinema school La Femis in 2004. His film efforts are all set in Morroco and linked to the Nayda artistic movement in Casablanca. El Iraki's two latest shorts were both noted successes: CARCASSE (2007) won the Short Film Corner prize at the Festival de Cannes, and HARASH (2009) won a Special Mention of the Jury and the Attention Talent directing award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. El Iraki is developping two feature length projects including the moroccan rock n' roll romance ZANKA CONTACT which is in the Doha Film Institute's 2017 Qumra selection of feature projects.

    Selected Filmography