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Casablanca Mon Amour

A film about Hollywood and America ...in Morocco
Website
Official Website
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Overview

Genre
Essay, Anthropology, Cultural History, Current Affairs, and Foreign Worlds
Synopsis

SYNOPSIS:
Casablanca Mon Amour is a modern road movie that encapsulates the more complex and fractured nature of living in a world where TV and wars compete for headlines and occupy imaginations.
Using movies as a road map between yesterday’s Hollywood and today’s Morocco, Casablanca Mon Amour offers a Moroccan perspective on the long and entwined relationship between Hollywood and The Arab/Muslim World.
Casablanca Mon Amour offers more than a dry critique of the impact of media on culture. Instead, the film takes a human and humorous look at the effects Hollywood films have on people’s imaginations and affords Moroccan’s (our movie set ‘extras’) an opportunity to talk back—which they do in intelligent, witty and wildly ingenious ways.
Casablanca Mon Amour uses the process of movie making as a way of turning the Great American Story on its head - and offering Hollywood and America a story about itself.

Stage
finished
Running time
78 and 55 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
ZWEEN WORKS
Country
Morocco
Years of Production
2012
Locations
Morocco
Prod. Partners
CMC

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
San Francisco Film Society – Special Preview Screening Nov 2012 Dubai International Film Festival - World Premiere, Dec 2012 Middle East Film Now, Festival, Florence, Italy - European Premiere, Apr 2013 Montreal World Film Festival, - N. American Premiere
Distribution
BBC, Arab Films
Broadcast (Acq.)
BBC
Language
Arabic, French, English
Subtitles
English

Photos

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