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Jean Genet, Our Father Of Flowers

Spring Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: POST-PRODUCTION

Dalila Ennadre / Feature Documentary / Morocco, France, Qatar / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic, English, French, Spanish / Interests: Creative Documentary

Synopsis

An anonymous grave in the middle of a cemetery with a view of the sea. We are in Larache, south of Tangier where Jean Genet lived the last ten years of his life—and where he is buried. Today, the writer is a legend to the town residents, though few knew him and rare are those who have read his work. But they all have something to say about him; each has reinvented him in his or her own way. These are simple, poor people, and to be honest, invisible. They are the Moroccan people without a voice and without a future. They resemble the characters in Genet’s books and now keep vigil over his grave. This film is a look back at the great author, a view of a country, a homage to its residents, a dialogue between the living and the dead, an invitation to bring these worlds together, and an example of humanity.

Credits

Director
Dalila Ennadre
Screenwriter
Dalila Ennadre
Producer
Dalila Ennadre (Laya Prod), Lilya ENNADRE, Lamia Chraibi (La Prod)

About the Director

Dalila Ennadre was born in 1966 in Casablanca, Morocco. After growing up in Paris from 1985 to 1996, she moved to Guyana, Germany, Morocco and Canada. With a self-taught background, she has directed several documentary films on subjects related to Moroccan society. Her films have won awards at documentary film festivals around the world.

Production Company Profile

La Prod accompanies directors in the creative process, including Hicham Lasri, Narjiss Nejjjar, Ismaïl Ferroukhi, and Mohcine Besri. They co-produced Oliver Laxe’s 'Mimosas' (Grand Prize of the Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016) as well as Balint Kenyeres’ 'Tegnap' (Locarno Film Festival). They produced Talal Selhami’s 'Achoura', a Moroccan fantasy film (Best Film Award - Hardline Festival, Special Mention of the Jury - Sitges Fantastic Film Festival). They also produced various feature film projects and television programs.

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