Opening AFLAM Festival
Young Mica is suddenly plucked from his family environment to work at a tennis club frequented by the Casablanca elite; he is brutally confronted with an unfamiliar world. Forced to provide for his family, he deals with humiliation, contempt and bullying, without ever rebelling. But all will change when he meets Sophia, an ex-champion who takes him under her wing. Mica begins to realise that he can take charge of his own destiny.
Ismaël Ferroukhi is a French-Moroccan director born in Morocco in 1962. He made his name with his first short film in 1992, L’Exposé, which won two prizes at the Cannes Film Festival (Kodak and SACD awards for best short film). Ferroukhi then co-wrote Cédric Kahn’s film Trop de Bonheur in 1994. His first feature film, Le Grand Voyage, won the Lion of the Future for a first film at the Venice Film Festival in 2004. His film Les Hommes Libres was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
- French Arabic
- Subtitles: French
(MA/FR, 2020, 103')