From September 21 to October 8, Alaa Eddine Aljem will present her film “The Miracle of the Unknown Saint” in the theaters of the French Institutes of Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Meknes in the company of actor Anas El Baz, to meet and discuss with the public.
The critically acclaimed film, which premiered at Cannes International Critics’ Week 2019, tells the story of a young man, Amine, who hides in the hills in an attempt to escape the police after having stolen a large amount of money. Then, he buries the sum of money in a hole which he passes for a grave before being arrested.
Ten years later, on his release from prison, he discovers that the hiding place where he had hidden his booty has been transformed into the tomb of the “Unknown Saint”. The place of pilgrimage is now the main economic activity of the surrounding village. Amine ends up settling there, to try to recover his money.
The film stars Younes Bouab (in the role of the main character), Anas El Baz (who plays a country doctor), Hassan Badida, Salah Bensalah and Bouchaib Essamak.
The screenings of this film are part of the national and annual “Plan large” program of the French Institute of Morocco. Projection cycles in
The presence of directors will be set up regularly, in a desire to recreate a link between filmmakers and the general public, promote cinema and promote the debate of ideas.
As a reminder, the ambition of this program presented by the IFM is to bring audiences, especially young people, back to theaters. “Mediation activities, image education, the involvement of associations, cultural structures and schools will strengthen these aspects. In this period, it is also a question of recreating links, encouraging meetings and the debate of ideas ”, specifies the Institute in a press release.