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Title:

ITAR EL-LAYL

Title English:THE NARROW FRAME OF MIDNIGHT
Country:Marokko; UK; Frankreich; Katar 2014
Format:DCP
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:93 Minutes
Film series:African Diaspora Cinema


Director :Hadid, Tala
  



Storyline


A young orphan, Aïcha, is found alone in the forests of central Morocco. Taken and sold from her home in the hills of the Atlas Mountains, Aïcha fi nds herself at the mercy of a petty criminal, Abbas, who is on the way to slave traders with her and his conflicted girlfriend, Nadia. They soon cross paths with Zacaria, a Moroccan-Iraqi writer, who has left everything behind – including a passionate relationship with a teacher, Judith – to search for his missing brother. Following his search, the group embarks on a journey that will lead them across Morocco,
to Istanbul, the plains of Kurdistan and on to Iraq. The road movie shows that the protagonists of this rather unusual travel group are mainly searching for their place in the world… Moroccan-Iraqi director Tala Hadid has made several short and documentary fi lms and works as a photographer. Her works have been awarded multiple prizes at festivals, and have been presented at the Berlinale and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.