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Le Grand Voyage

DFI Cinema

Ismaël Ferroukhi / Feature Narrative / France, Morocco / 2004 / 108 min / Colour / 35mm
In Arabic, French / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama
No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.



Screenings

  • Fri, Apr 27, 07:00 PM, MIA-A
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Synopsis

A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Reda, a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself forced to drive his father to Mecca. From the start, the journey looks to be difficult as Reda and his father have nothing in common. How can they create a relationship when communication is impossible? As the reluctant pair wind their way from the South of France, through to Saudi Arabia, their relationship is tested and the journey will change them forever. Presented by Doha Film Institute as part of ‘Hajj – The Journey Through Art’, an exhibition curated by the Museum of Islamic Art in collaboration with the British Museum.

About the Director

Ismaël Ferroukhi is a French-Moroccan film director. He gained exposure with his 1992 short film L'Exposé, which won the Kodak Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Following, Ferroukhi co-wrote the Cédric Kahn film Trop de Bonheur (1994). His directorial debut Le Grand Voyage, produced by Humbert Balsan and Ognon Pictures, won the Lion of the Future "Luigi De Laurentiis" Award for a First Feature Film at the 61st Venice Film Festival in 2004.

Credits

Director
Ismaël Ferroukhi
Screenwriter
Ismaël Ferroukhi
Producer
Humbert Balsan
Music
Fowzi Guerdjou
Cinematographer
Katell Djian
Cast
Nicolas Cazale, Mohamed Majd

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