Moroccan cinema will be in the spotlight at the Arab Film Days Festival in Oslo, which offers a panorama of cinematographic productions from different Arab countries from March 20 to 24. During this film event, Morocco will be represented by the film “Sophia” by Moroccan screenwriter and director Meryem Benm’Barek, which will be screened at the opening of the festival in the presence of Moroccan-Portuguese actress Sara Perles. Moroccan cinema will also be represented by Moroccan-British director Hind Bensari’s documentary “We Could Be Heroes”.
The program of the 2019 edition includes 24 screenings of films and documentaries, products or co-products, notably by several Arab countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Qatar, says one of the organizers. Other Arab films will also be screened during this edition, namely “The day I lost my shadow” directed by Soudade Kaadan, “Yomeddine” AB Shawky, “Gaza” Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell, “My dear child” of Mohammed Ben Attia and “Amra and the second marriage” of Mahmoud Sabbagh.
This cultural event will also see the organization of a series of debates around the Arab world and cinema. Launched in 2011, this five-day festival aims to illustrate vitality and cinematic diversity by presenting the best Arabic films and documentaries that have emerged mainly during the past year.