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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023


Ismaël Ferroukhi

Morocco, France

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Director's Biography

Ismaël Ferroukhi was born in Morocco in 1962. The Franco-Moroccan filmmaker gained recognition when he directed his first short film, L’Exposé (1992), which won the Kodak Award and the SACD Award for Best Short Film at the Festival de Cannes. Later, he co-wrote Cédric Kahn's Trop de bonheur (1994). His first feature-length film, The Great Journey (2004) won the Lion of the Future for Best First Feature at the Venice Film Festival. His second feature, Free Men (2011), was also screened at Cannes. Mica (2020), his latest feature film, was selected in the Competition at the El Gouna Film Festival.

French, Darija
Screenings :
Thu 30 / 10:00 / Cinéma le Colisée
Fri 1 / 10:00 / Cinéma le Colisée
Thu 30 / 10:00 / Cinéma le Colisée
Fri 1 / 10:00 / Cinéma le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

Mica, a boy from the slums, is hired as the handyman at a swanky tennis club in Casablanca. Prepared to do anything to change his destiny, he is noticed by Sophia, a former tennis champion, who takes him under her wing.

Director Ismaël Ferroukhi

Producer Lamia Chraibi

Screenwriter Ismaël Ferroukhi, Fadette Drouard

Cinematographer Eva Sehet

Production Designer Samir Issoum

Editor Elif Uluengin

Sound Stéphane Thiébaut

Music Hang Massive

Colour Colour

Supported by

Zakaria Inan, Sabrina Ouazani, Azelarab Kaghat

Production Company La Prod, Elzévir Films

International Sales Company Orange Studio


Morocco, France






French, Darija