Mokhtar

© Eyesteelfilm, 2010
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2010
Format : Short
Running time : 16 (in minutes)
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Based on a true story, Mokhtar recounts the tale of a young boy who lives with his family of goatherds in a remote, Moroccan village. One day, the boy finds a fallen owl and decides to keep it, despite the fact that the owl is considered a bad omen. Mokhtar's new pet becomes a symbol of rebellion against his family and an icon of his fledgling independence. Kinship, religion and spirituality are all confronted in this film that celebrates inner and outer strength.

The tale of a young goat herder living with his family in a remote Berber village in Morocco. One day, the boy, Mokhtar, discovers an injured baby owl in the trunk of a tree his goats use for grazing.
Ignoring local superstitions about owls being bad omens, the young boy decides to bring the sick animal home. His new pet personifies Mokhtar's rebellion against his family and becomes a symbol of his fledgling independence. Kinship, religion and spirituality are the themes that guide this lyrical film that champions inner strength and the human spirit.

Directed by: Halima Ouardiri

Length: 15 minutes

Cast:
Mokhtar: Abdallah Ichiki
The Father: Omar Belarbi
The Grandmother: S'fia Massi

Crew:

Written and directed by HALIMA OUARDIRI

Cinematography by DURAID MUNAJIM

Location Sound & Sound Designer BRUNO PUCELLA

Editor HÉLÈNE GIRARD

Producers HALIMA OUARDIRI & MILA AUNG-THWIN

Executive Producer DANIEL CROSS

Associate Producer BOB MOORE

Line Producer & Production Manager KATHERINE JERKOVIC

Production Manager Morocco ABDELLAH DARI

Set Constructions & Props BRAHIM BATTA

Wardrobe ABDERRAHIM SALKI

Animal Model Maker SFX OLIVIER COLAT-PARROS

First Assistant Director MARIE-ALEXANDRE KÉROUAC

Continuity PATRICK AUBERT

Interpreter & Translator HAKIMA MOUBSETE

Key Gaffer AHMED BOUTGABA

Key Grip ABDELLAH EL MOUKADEM

Grip & Gaffer AADIL OMARI

First Assistants Camera IMAD RECHICHE & SYLVAIN MAILLARD

Second Assistant Camera ADNANE KORCHYOU


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ITALIANO
Tratto da una storia vera, Mokhtar narra la storia di una ragazzo che vive con la sua famiglia di caprai in un remotovillaggio marocchino. Un giorno, il ragazzo trova una civetta ferita e decide di tenerla, nonostante sia considerata di cattivopresagio. L'animaletto di Mokhtar diventa il simbolo della ribellione contro i suoi parenti, e della sua nascente indipendenza.La famiglia, la religione e la spiritualità si confrontano in questo film che celebra la forza interiore ed esteriore.

Interpreti
Abdallah Ichiki, Omar Belarbi, S'fia Massi

Regia: Halima Ouardiri
Nazione: Tachelhit


Source:
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