Spring Grants 2019 - Development Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION
Nouha, a 16-year-old teenager, lives in a close relationship with her mother. Her father reappears after a long absence, disturbing the balance of the household. Nouha spends time wandering in the streets on her scooter with a group of bikers lead by Amine and Omar, two teenagers with whom she escapes to the Atlas Mountains after she discovers her parents remarried behind her back. They drive by scooters to the heights of the Grand Atlas, and Nouha disguises herself as a boy to escape the attention of the conservative village. The group of teenagers live in a small house belonging to Omar’s uncle, spending their time between the river and the forest. Nouha then encounters supernatural forces that affect her reality as she goes through a spiritual transformation that has irreversible consequences on her body and soul.
- Rim Mejdi
- Rim Mejdi
- Nabil Merrouch
About the Director
Born on August 7 1989 in Marrakech, Morocco, Rim Mejdi attended the school of visual arts of Marrakech in 2007. She graduated with a B.A in 2010 and M.A in 2014 in Film Directing From ESAV Marrakech. Her short fiction ‘Out of Town’ was selected and screened in several festivals including Locarno, Cinemed Montpellier, Carthage Film Festival, and Cairo International Film Festival among others. She is currently working on the development of her first feature fiction’ Plum Season’ and on a documentary in post-production ‘Waiting for the End of the Times’.
Production Company Profile
Tifaw Films is a production company founded in 2018 by young Moroccan Filmmakers Rim Mejdi and Nabil Merrouch. The company collaborates with budding Moroccan directors on their fiction and documentary projects of different formats. It aims to produce high-quality films for cinema and videos related to arts and culture in Morocco.