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Cinema: “Animalia” by Sofia Alaoui wins the Jury Prize at Sundance 2023 | MoroccoLatestNews French

After scooping the Grand Jury Prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for her short film “What Matters If The Beasts Die”, Moroccan director Sofia Alaoui returns to Sundance 2023 to claim a second victory, but this time , for his first feature film “Animalia”.

The Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance film festival takes place this year in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States from January 19 to 29, 2023, with the participation of director Sofia Alaoui who has been able, once again, to seize his second prize thanks to “Animalia”.

In this original story of a woman making her way through a living, breathing landscape, we experience a world turned upside down, humans colliding with nature, and a discovery of supernatural forces.“, said the jury. Its members weredelighted to discover in Sofia Alaoui’s first feature film a subversive voice that approaches and questions the universe, in what is ultimately a journey to simply discover oneself“.

The Franco-Moroccan director has taken part in both editions of the Sundance Festival, her first being in 2020, when she managed to win the Grand Jury Prize, for her short film “What matters if the beasts die”, before to be awarded the César for best short fiction film in 2021.

His second participation was this year with his very first feature film produced in the Amazigh language “Animalia”, which is intended to be a real questioning of society.

This is a fictional story that tells the story of Itto, a 22-year-old bride who lives with her in-laws with her husband Amine during her pregnancy and finds herself, despite herself, in the countryside. of Imilchil, due to a supernatural event. It is a meeting between different social classes that would not have taken place without this supernatural event.

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