Moroccan director and screenwriter Mohamed Ismaïl died Saturday evening in Casablanca at the age of 70, following a long illness, we learn from his family.
Born in 1951 in Tetouan, the late Mohamed Ismaïl produced and directed many films, series, theatrical plays and variety shows since he joined Moroccan Television in 1974. The deceased has a dozen works in his filmography, in particular the TV films “Pourquoi pas” (2005) and “Allal al Kalda” (2003), as well as “Awlad Lablad”, produced in 2009, “Farewell mothers” (2007) and “Aouchtam” (1996).
Some of these works have won awards at several festivals on the international scene. He notably received the Prize for best screenplay at the independent film festival in Brussels for his film “Here and there”, the Golden Star for best TV film for “Allal al Kalda” and the Director’s Prize and Grand Prize of the festival. international Arab televisions in Cairo.
The deceased will be buried in Martil on Sunday, according to the same source.