Morocco at Cannes with 'Les chevaux de Dieu' by Ayouch

23 April, 18:41

(ANSAmed) - RABAT, APRIL 23 - Morocco will be at the 65th Edition of the International film festival in Cannes with the new film ''Les chevaux de Dieu'' (The horses of God) by director Nabil Ayouch. The film will compete in the ''Un certain regard'' section and talks of the attacks in Casablanca in May 2003.

The movie takes its inspiration from the novel ''Les Etoiles de Sidi Moumen'' by Mahi Binebine and tells the story of the terrorists behind the attacks in Casablanca, all from the same slum of Sidi Moumen and of how before being recruited by radical Islamists they had been conducting a life of chaos fuelled by drugs, violence, unemployment and desperation.

The production was shot in Casablanca and Fes with a budget of around to 3 million euros.

Nabil Ayouch who now has a number of internationally acclaimed works, expressed MAP news agency his great pleasure in being able to represent Morocco in ''an official section of the festival and not an outside parallel one.'' Moroccan cinema had been represented last year at Cannes by the film ''La source des femmes'' by Radu Mihaleanu and was officially competing along with ''Sur la planche'' by Leila Kilani, this time in a parallel section of the festival.



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