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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Summer Days (Jours d’été)

Faouzi Bensaïdi


Director's Biography

Faouzi Bensaïdi made his first short film, La Falaise, in 1998, then went on to direct the award-winning shorts Le Mur and Trajets (both 2000). His first feature-length f ilm, Mille Mois (2003) won two awards in the Un Certain Regard section of the Festival de Cannes. It was followed by WWW-What a Wonderful World (2006), which was selected for the Venice Film Festival, and Death for Sale (2011), which won the CICAE award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Volubilis (2017) was also screened in Venice and at the Marrakech International Film Festival, and won the 2018 Tangier Film Awards for Best Film, Best Actress and Best Actor.

Sun 13 / 19h00 / Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

One season dies; another struggles to be born. Some loves falter, others end. Memories become a haze—illusions in which one has more faith than one has in reality. The members of a debt-ridden family reunite in an evanescent Tangier, running away from painful memories but at the same time clinging to a past they do not want to forget. Their childhood home and its magnificent estate are due to be sold in early autumn; increasingly, summer days fade into distant memory.

Director : Faouzi Bensaïdi
Producer : Rajaa Hassani
Screenwriter : Faouzi Bensaïdi
Cinematographer : Marc André Batigne
Production Designer : Samuel Charbonnot
Editor : Faouzi Bensaïdi
Sound: Patrice Mendez
Music : DI-SHA, Mar Bachar Khalifa

Mouna Fettou, Mouhcine Malzi, Nezha Rahil, Nadia Kounda, Abdou Taleb

Production Company : Perfect Production