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

 

 

PRESSKIT

DIRECTOR

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.

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Toronto International Film Festival 2014 - Discovery section 
BFI London Film Festival 2014 - Journey section 
1st French Film Festival, The Netherlands 2015 Special mention – Plein Les yeux 
Rome Film Market 2014 - Cinema d'oggi Competition 
Film Africa 2014, London 
Stockholm International Film Festival 2014 - Spotlight section 
Dubai Film Festival 2014 - Muhr Feature Competition 
Marrakech International Film Festival 2014 - Coup de coeur