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Itar El-layl (The Narrow Frame Of Midnight)
A young orphan, Aïcha, is found alone in the forests of central Morocco. Aïcha has a past and personal history that reveals a courageous attempt at self-determination. Taken and sold from her home in the hills of the Atlas mountains, she finds herself at the mercy of Abbas, a petty criminal, and his girlfriend, Nadia. They cross paths with Zacaria, a European born Moroccan/Iraqi writer, who has left everything behind - including a troubled relationship with a teacher, Judith - to search for his missing brother. The group embarks on a journey that will lead them from Morocco, to Istanbul, across the plains of Kurdistan and beyond.
2014 / Arabic and French dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 93 mins
Genre: Drama, Mystery and War
Programme: Muhr Feature
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Drugs, Violence and Adult References
Director: Tala Hadid
Producer: Khadija Alami, Joslyn Barnes, Cat Villiers
Scriptwriter: Tala Hadid
DOP: Alexander Burov
Editor: Joelle Hache
Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Boujouane, Hocine Choutri, Majdouline Idrissi, Zahra Hindi
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