THE NARROW FRAME OF MIDNIGHT
directed by Tala Hadid
To find a place in a world without borders.
A young orphan, Aïcha, is found alone in the forests of central Morocco. She has a personal history that reveals a courageous attempt at self-determination. Taken and sold from her home in the hills of the Atlas mountains, Aïcha finds herself at the mercy of a petty criminal, Abbas, 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. The group embarks on a journey that will lead them across Morocco, to Istanbul, the plains of Kurdistan and beyond.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2014 - MOROCCO, FRANCE, UK - 90min
ORIGINAL TITLE ITAR EL LAYL
CAST Khalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Boujouane, Hocine Choutri, Majdouline Idrissi, Zahra Hindi
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Arabic, French
PRODUCED BY K Films, ASAP Films and Autonomous, in association with Louverture Films
Writer/Director/Photographer Tala Hadid has made several short films, including Tes Cheveux Noirs Ihsan, which received an Academy Award and won the Panorama Best short Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival. She has also made various documentaries including Sacred Poet on Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Her work has shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, L’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Goteberg Kunsthalle in Sweden, the Goethe Institute/Cairo, the Los Angeles County Museum, Zoom Art Fair/Miami/Basel, la Cinémathèque Française in Paris, the Seville Biennale, the Jonathan Schorr Gallery NYC and the Photographer’s Gallery in London. Last year the Fine Art photography publisher Stern published a volume of a selection of Hadid’s photographs as part of its Stern Fotografie Portfolio series of emerging photographers.
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