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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Queens (Reines / Malikat)

Yasmine Benkiran

France, Morocco, Belgium, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia

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Director's Biography

Yasmine Benkiran was born in 1984 and grew up on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. She studied philosophy and communication sciences in Paris and lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco and London before attending the screenwriting workshop at La Fémis. As a screenwriter, Benkiran writes for television and cinema. She has also written two books about Morocco and a series of history podcasts about Alice Guy, the world’s first female film director. In 2018, Benkiran directed her first short film, Winter Time. Queens (2022) is her first feature-length film as a director.

Sun 13 / 16h30 / Salle des Ambassadeurs
Mon 14 / 21h30 / Le Colisée

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Casablanca. A trio of women with the police on their tail embarks on a long escape that will take them across the rugged red terrain and flowerf illed valleys of the Atlas Mountains before at last they reach the Atlantic coast.

Director : Yasmine Benkiran
Producer : Jean Des Forêts, Amélie Jacquis, Saïd Hamich Benlarbi, Anne-Laure Guégan, Géraldine Sprimont, Hanneke Niens, Marie Dubas
Screenwriter : Yasmin Benkiran
Cinematographer : Pierre Aïm
Production Designer : Julia Irribarria
Editor : Julie Léna, Florence Bresson, Stéphan Couturier
Sound : Benoît De Clerk, Ranko Paukovic
Music : Jozef Van Wissem

Nisrin Erradi, Nisrine Benchara, Rayhan Guaran, Jalila Talemsi, Mohamed Nider Hamid

Production Company : Petit Film, Mont Fleuri Production, Need production, KeyFilm, Deuxième Ligne
International Sales : Kinology
Distributor : MC Distribution


France, Morocco, Belgium, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia