Andalusia, My Love!
Said and Amine are two students from Casablanca dreaming of Europe. They end up in a small village in the North of Morocco, hoping for a crossing. With the help of the local schoolteacher, they leave aboard a small boat. Shipwrecked, Amine is washed ashore the small village, whilst Said finds himself on a Spanish beach. Andalusia seems strange to Said, and in the Moroccan village, Amine starts noticing strange things happening… Raising the thorny issue of clandestine immigration, Mohamed Nadif treats this dramatic matter with humor and derision.
Mohamed Nadif, Morocco, 86 min., 2011
Arabic and French with English Subtitles
With: Zakaria Atifi, Yasmina Bennani, Khouloud Bettioui, Youssef Britel
Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Language: Arabic & French with English Subtitles
Poster/Pictures/Press Kit: Can be sent digitally
- Best First Feature (Oran Arab Film Festival, 2011);
- Best Director and Special Mention for Cinematography (Khouribga African Film Festival, 2012)
Director: Mohamed Nadif
Mohamed NADIF started in drama as an actor and as a director before moving onto the cinema. After studying at the Institut Supérieur d'Art Dramatique et d'Animation Culturelle (ISADAC) in Rabat, he continued his training at Paris-X University where he got a post-graduate diploma (DEA) in drama and performing arts. He has had lead roles in several films and TV.He has written and directed three short films: "The young lady and the lift" in 2005, "The young lady and the teacher" in 2007, and "The young lady and the school" in 2009. "Andalusia, my love!" (2011) is his first full-length film.