The Departure

Saïd Hamich | Morocco, France | 2020 | 25'
Screenings
Thu 5 May H 18:30
from Sat 30 April - 10:00
to Sun 8 May - 23:59
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Original title
Le départ
Synopsis
Morocco, 2004. Adil, 11 years old, is spending a quiet summer playing with his friends and waiting for his idol, the athlete Hicham El Guerrouj, to compete in the Olympics. The visit by his father and elder brother who have come back from France for a few days will mark him forever. The film was nominated for a César in 2021.
Cast
Ayman Rachdane, Fatima Attif, Younes El Khalfaoui, Ayman El Khalfaoui, Abderrazak El Hansaly, Jassim Lotfi
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Production
Barney Production, Mont Fleuri Production
Editing
Saïd Hamich
Cinematography
Marine Atlan
Editing
Xavier Sirven
Language
Arabic, French
Subtitles
English, Italian
Premiere
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Main awards
Best Directing and Best Cinematography (FIFF Namur), Best short of the +11 age group (Festival Ciné Junior), Best short - european competition (Festival Ciné Jeune de l'Aisne), Best live action short (Aubagne Music & Cinema), Best international narrative short (Sarasota Film Festival), Audience Award (Palm Spring Shortfest), ECFA Short Award (mo&Friese Children's Film Festival)
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Biography
Saïd Hamich was born in Morocco in 1986. He graduated in production from La Fémis in Paris. He has been the executive producer of several films, such as Hope by Boris Lojkine, Neither Heaven Nor Earth by Clement Cogitore, Sofia by Meryem Benm’Barek and Home Front by Lucas Blevaux. He has produced over thirty short films and many feature films, including Much Loved by Nabil Ayouch, Northern Wind by Walid Mattar and Volubilis by Faouzi Bensaïdi. Return to Bollène, his first film as a director, was nominated for the Louis-Delluc Prize for the best first film, and was released in cinemas in France in 2018. 
Filmography
2020 – Le départ, sf
2017 – Retour à Bollène, sf

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