Moroccan film “Triple A” has won the best foreign film award at the 14th edition of the Soho International Film Festival held in New York on September 21, gaining public attention and praise.
The film, lasting 119 minutes, written by Jihane El Bahhar and Nadia Kamali Marouazi, tells three love stories whose protagonists are neglected people whose destinies intersect in unexpected ways.
The main roles of the film are played by Majdouline El Idrissi as Souad, Aziz Dadas as Azouz, Hind Ben Jebara as Yasmin, Khalil Oubaaqa as Yasser, Fatima Zahra Bennacer as Naïma, and Abdelatif Chaouki in the role of Ahmed.
The director, Jihane El Bahhar expressed her joy and unveiled that the film will be released in theaters in 2024.
She stressed that this award is the result of collective work involving the entire artistic and technical team of the film, which lasted more than four years.
Actor Khalil Oubaâqa received the award on behalf of the director and the film’s team during a major ceremony in New York, in the presence of an interesting group of American and international artists.
Jihane El Bahhar was born in Casablanca, and worked in television as a screenwriter and director, then in 2006, she unveiled her first short film entitled “Shift + Delete”, awarded in several national and international festivals, winning the screenplay prize during the 8th edition of the International Film Festival of Beirut.
Her film “Lost Soul” remains a highlight of her career, having won the Critics’ Prize and the Best Screenplay prize at the Tangier National Film Festival “FNF”.
Following this success, she made another short film entitled “Last Chapter”, confirming her promising talent as a director.
It is worth noting that the Soho International Film Festival celebrates the latest cinematic productions, honors traditional forms of storytelling, and encourages both new and experienced filmmakers from New York and around the world to create and submit their innovative works.
The festival presents feature films, short films, and documentaries, in addition to discussion panels. It provides networking opportunities for all participants.
By attracting filmmakers, journalists, and film enthusiasts from the United States and around the world, the Soho Festival aims to attract audiences to New York, known for its artistic community and cultural development.