In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize.
On the outskirts of Casablanca, in the infamous Sidi Moumen neighborhood, a new hip-hop class is available for teenagers at the local arts center. Anas, a former rapper, shares his passion for hip-hop with the new generation and shows them how powerful the art form can be when it comes from a raw and genuine place. Director Nabil Ayouch (Horses of God) captures Moroccan youth – all its hopes, doubts and dreams – through a musical lens. Once more collaborating with nonprofessional actors, Ayouch blurs the lines between documentary and fiction, devising tight and controlled musical numbers and contrasting them with the spontaneity and authenticity of the dramatic scenes. In this inspiring tale of mentorship, Anas gives all of his students a creative outlet for their frustrations, freeing them from their families' and society’s expectations.
|Producers:||Nabil Ayouch, Amine Benjelloun, Bruno Nahon, Alexandra Henochsberg|
|Screenwriter:||Nabil Ayouch, Maryam Touzani|
|Cinematographers:||Amine Messadi, Virginie Surdej|
|Editor:||Marie-Hélène Dozo, Yassir Hamani, Julia Gregory|
|Music:||Mike Kourtzer, Fabien Kourtzer|
|Cast:||Meryem Nekkach, Anas Basbousi, Nouhaila Arif, Ismail Adouab|
|Original Language Title:||Haut Et Fort|
|Language:||In Arabic with English subtitles.|
|Running Time:||101 minutes|
|Director Filmography:||Razzia (2017), Much Loved (2015), Horses of God (2012)|
|Primary Company:||Kino Lorber|