Leïla Kilani | Morocco, France | 2023 | 127'
A family drama in contemporary Morocco. On the hills covered by woods above Tangiers, Lina lives with her father Anis in the old family home, La Mansouria. Both are lovers of nature and passionate about birds. When the grandmother, Amina, gathers together all the family for the purpose of convincing them all to accept an offer for their property worth millions but which puts at risk the surrounding environment and its inhabitants, Anis refuses to sell his share and the young Lina, a passionate birder with thousands of followers, begins her war against the matriarch...
Lfham Mathet, Lkram Layachi, Bahia Bootia, El Oumami, Mustafa Shimdat, Jaafar Brigui
Dkb Productions, Socco Chico Films
Spanish, Arabic, French
Leïla Kilani was born in Morocco and studied economics in Paris, taking a degree in history and civilization of the Mediterranean at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales. Since then, she has divided her time between Paris and Tangiers and made documentaries which have won various international prizes. On the Plank, her first fiction feature film was presented at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes in 2011 and was then selected by over 80 international festivals; her second feature film, Birdland (Indivision), had its world premiere at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2023.
2023 – Birdland, ff
2011 – On the Plank, ff
2009 – Our Forbidden Places, doc
2003 – Zad Moultaka, Passages, doc
2000 –Tangiers, The Burner's Dream, sf