Cry No More

Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2003
Format : Feature

Mina is a Berber woman left to rot in prison for 25 years. Once she left, she returned to the country, accompanied by a young bus driver. Find the daughter Hala, who became the head of the community of women dedicated to prostitution to survive. That said tough laws: not allow children to a future in a community marked by shame. But perhaps the most life offers glimpses of hope.

MOROCCO, FRANCE
2002, 35mm, colour, 120'
Version: Arabic, Berber - Sub: Eng

Director: Narjiss Nejjar
Screenplay: Narjiss Nejjar
Cinematography: Denis Gravouil
Editing: Emmanuelle Pencalet
Music: Guy-Roger Duvert
Sound: Laurent Benaïm
Cast: Siham Assif, Khalid Benchagra, Raouia, Rafika Belhaj

Production:
JBILA Méditerranée Productions
(Rabat, T +212 07758259)
Terre Sud Films
(Paris, T +33 142490552; narjissnejjar@yahoo.fr; terresudfilms@yahoo.fr)

Co-Production:
2M Soread
(Casablanca, T +212 22667409; e.moussa@tv2m.co.ma)

Distribution:
Terre Sud Films


Prizes and selections:
Festival de Cannes 2003 (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs), Marrakech International Film Festival 2003 (Best Screenplay), Toronto International Film Festival 2003 (Planet Africa), Namur International French-language Film Festival 2003 (Golden Bayard for Best Screenplay), Festival National du Film Marocain 2003 (Prix de la Première oeuvre; Prix d'Interprétation feminine: Fatima Harrandi; Prix de costumes), Paris Film Festival 2004 (Francophonia Award)

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Dopo 25 anni passati a marcire in prigione, Mina ritorna al proprio paese d'origine, Tizi. Un villaggio berbero circondato da alte montagne e abitato da sole donne. Ad accompagnarla c'è un giovane autista di autobus. Giunta a casa, Mina ritrova la figlia Hala, diventata il capo della comunità. È lei ad imporre leggi e severe regole. Tra queste, niente figli per non consentire un futuro a una comunità segnata dalla vergogna. Perché queste donne per sopravvivere sono dedite alla prostituzione. Ma forse la vita offre qualche spiraglio di speranza, per ritrovare il candore e la purezza smarriti.

Regia: Narjiss Nejjar
MOROCCO, FRANCE
2002, 35mm, colour, 120'
Vers: Arabo, Berbero - Sub: Ing

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