Adios Carmen

  • Adios Carmen
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title : Wadaan Carmen [arabic title]
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Feature
Running time : 103 (in minutes)

1975. Ten-year-old Amar lives in a village in northern Morocco with his violent uncle, waiting for the unlikely return of his mother, who has left for Belgium. He finds a friend in Carmen, his neighbour, who is a Spanish exile and who works as an usher at the village cinema. Carmen helps him discover a world previously unknown to him. After Franco's death, Carmen must return to Spain.

A film by Mohamed Amin Benamraoui

Morocco, Belgium and United Arab Emirates / 2013 / Amazigh, Arabic, French and Spanish dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / DCP / 103 minutes

starring Amanallah Benjilali, Paulina Galvez, Said Marssi, Juan Estelrich, Noumidia Lahmidi, Farouk Aznabet, Abdellah Anas

Genre: Drama, Family and Social

Director: Mohamed Amin Benamraoui
Producer: Geneviève De Bauw, Mohamed Amin Benamraoui, Mohamed Bouzaggou
Scriptwriter: Mohamed Amin Benamraoui
Cinematographer: Ivan Oms Blanco
Editor: France Duez
Composer: Khalid "izri" Yachou
Cast (in alphabetical order): Aman Allah Benjilali, Paulina Galvez

Adult References, Strong Language and Violence 12+

© Taziri production / Thank You & Good Night productions / Azir production

ADIOS CARMEN is available on VOD online UniversCiné.be. In USA, the DVD (Region 1) is on sale through "The Global Film Initiative" website.

2013 | Festival du Cinéma de Dubai
* Première Mondiale / World Premiere
* Winner of Muhr Arab / Feature /Special Mention: Mohamed Amin Benamraoui (Director)
* Screening: MOE 12 / Mon, 9 Dec 2013 / 09:15 PM
* Screening: MOE 1 / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 / 02:45 PM


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