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by Tala Hadid


A young orphan, Aicha, is found alone in the forests of central Morocco. She has a personal history that reveals a courageous attempt at self-determination. Taken and sold from her home in the hills of the Atlas mountains, Aicha finds herself at the mercy of Abbas, a petty criminal, and his conflicted girlfriend, Nadia. They soon cross paths with Zacaria, a Moroccan/Iraqi writer, who has left everything behind- including a passionate relationship with a teacher, Judith- to follow in the path of and search for his missing brother. The group embarks on a journey that will lead them from Morocco, to Istanbul, across the plains of Kurdistan, to Iraq and beyond.

international title: The Narrow Frame of Midnight
original title: Itar el-Layl
country: Morocco, United Kingdom, France, Qatar
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Tala Hadid
film run: 93'
screenplay: Tala Hadid
cast: Khalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Boujouane, Hocine Choutri, Majdouline Idrissi, Zahra Hindi
cinematography by: Alexander Burov
film editing: Joëlle Hache
art director: Dominique Lacloche
producer: Khadija Alami, Joslyn Barnes, Cat Villiers
production: Autonomous, ASAP Films, K Films, Louverture Films
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