Ajyal Film Festival 2020

All Films

When They Slept (Quand ils dorment)

Arab Short Film Competition

Maryam Touzani / Short Narrative / Morocco / 2012 / 18 min / Colour / DigiBeta
In Arabic / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama
Gulf Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.

Screenings

Synopsis

Amina, a young widowed mother, takes care of her family with the precious help of her father. Lively and vigorous, the old man has a very special relationship with Sara, his youngest granddaughter, a sensitive and mischievous eight year old who will never let anything come between her grandfather and herself.

About the Directors

Born in 1980, Maryam Touzani spent her childhood in her native Tangier before pursuing a university degree in London. Passionate about writing, she studied journalism and works as a journalist, specialising in cinema. She is currently developing her own film projects. ‘When They Slept’ is her first fiction film.

Credits

Director
Maryam Touzani
Screenwriter
Maryam Touzani
Producer
Nabil Ayouch, Frantz Richard
Editor
Adil Mawadyi
Music
Said Radi
Cinematographer
Eric Devin
Cast
Nouhaila ben Moumou, Mohamed Achab, Fatima-ezzahra el Jouhari, Oussama Kaychouri Ilyas Kaychouri, Naima Louadni

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