The Mother of All Lies

dir. Asmae El Moudir / 2023 / Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar / 97min.
On a handmade set recreating her Casablanca neighborhood, young Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir enlists family and friends to help solve the troubling mysteries of her childhood.

On a handmade set recreating her Casablanca neighborhood, young Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir enlists family and friends to help solve the troubling mysteries of her childhood. There, she starts to unravel the layers of deception and intentional forgetting that have shaped her life.

duration:
97 min
country / year of production:
Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar / 2023
director:
Asmae El Moudir
cinematography:
Hatem Nechi
producer:
Asmae El Moudir / Insight Films, Fig Leaf Studios, Al Jazeera Documentary
selected festivals and awards:
2023 – Cannes IFF: Best Director, Un Certain Regard, 2023 – Sydney IFF, 2023 – Toronto IFF: The Best Film, 2023 – Busan IFF
sections:
Man in Cinema
competitions:
Amnesty International Poland Award
tags:
politics history Africa relations awarded1 family

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