Year of production : 2022 Format : Feature Running time : 91 (in minutes)
Heavily pregnant Itto looks forward to a day of peace and quiet when she gets her affluent household mostly to herself after her husband, Amine, goes away on business. She's quickly lost sight of her modest origins and has adapted to her new family's detached opulence. But when a mysterious state of emergency is declared nationwide, Itto struggles to find help; meanwhile, increasingly ominous events and strange weather phenomena suggest a supernatural presence is nearing. While frantically searching for a way back to Amine, Itto unexpectedly finds emancipation and the possibility of solace in a new world order.
Screenwriter Sofia Alaoui Producer Margaux Lorier, Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral Editor Héloïse Pelloquet Music Amine Bouhafa Director of Photography Noé Bach Art Department Hafid Amly Sound Editor Sébastien Savine Costume Design Lydie Collin Principal Cast - Oumaïma Barid, Mehdi Dehbi, Fouad Oughaou
Sundance Film Festival 2023: World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Creative Vision > Jury citation: In this original story of a woman making her way through a living and breathing landscape, we experience a world turned upside down, of humans in collision with nature and an uncovering of supernatural forces. We were delighted to discover in Sofia Alaoui's first feature a subversive voice that tackles and interrogates the universe in what is ultimately a journey to simply discover oneself.