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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Les Yeux secs

Fortnight 2003, Feature film, 2H02mn

Synopsis

In Berber country, hemmed in by a ring of mountains, a village of women offer their bodies, where the only men who enter are those who pay. A village which the elderly have fled, in search of refuge behind an imposing barrier of snow. In this village, Hala is the Chief. Proud and mean spirited, she enforces the law and makes the rules. Her mother, forgotten in prison 25 years ago, returns, accompanied by a man, a bus driver, orphan and amateur comedian. Their arrival causes a shock like the last gasp before death… and rebirth.

Director

Narjiss Nejjar

Narjiss Nejjar was born in Tangiers in 1971. She studied at the Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle in Paris. She has since worked on documentaries as an assitant as well as written and directed several off her own. « Les Yeux Secs » is her first feature film…

Khalid Benchegra Raouia
Rafika Belhaz
Siham Assif

Screenplay
Narjiss Nejjar

Image
Denis Gravouil

Sound
Laurent Benaïm

Editing
Emmanuelle Pencalet

Music
Guy-Roger Duvert

Set decoration
Hayat Sbai

Production : Narjiss Nejjar, Terre Sud Films, 151, rue Montmartre 75002 Paris France Tél : +33 (0)1 42 49 05 52 Fax : +33 (0)1 42 49 05 52 Mob. : +33 (0)6 79 66 80 74 terresudfilms@yahoo.fr Coproductions : Jbila Méditerranée Productions (Maroc)