Dir. Nabil Ayouch | 119 min
Narrative Belgium / France / Morocco 2017 FrenchArabic with English subtitles
Wednesday, January 97:30 PM E Street Cinema
In this heartfelt and mesmerizing drama, five Moroccans from different social and religious strata are pushed to the fringes by their government and social circumstances.
We encounter the stunning Salima (Maryam Touzani, co-writer of the script with Ayouch), who refuses the traditional stereotypes of wife, mother, and woman; a Jewish café owner, Monsieur Joe, caught between honoring his past and his desires; the troubled bourgeois teen Inès; and part-time singer and full-time Freddie Mercury fan Hakim.
The Moroccan Entry for the 2018 Academy Awards, Razzia was the Opening Night Film at the New York Jewish Film Festival.
- “Skillfully addresses hypocrisy, ignorance, misguided religious fervour, sexual oppression and the persistent tug toward greater personal freedom as experienced by a riveting cross-section of Moroccans in 1982 and in 2015.” ― Screen Daily
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