France 2017 | 120 minutes | French, Arabic, Berber languages | Hebrew, English subtitles
Casablanca, Morocco, from the past to the present. Five people, of different religious and social backgrounds, intercept in this kaleidoscopic drama as they are pushed to the fringes by the extremist government. Director Nabil Ayouch contrasts the mythic romance of the classic 1941 film Casablanca with an honest and deeply humanistic portrait of contemporary Moroccan society, where individuals yearn for connection amidst political crisis. A mesmerizing portrait of a city and a meditation on desire and love.