Much Loved
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Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Fri, Sep 29 9:50 PM Buy Tickets
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Tags:Drama
Release Year:2015
Runtime:103 mins
Type:Documentary Feature
Country:Morocco
France
Language:Arabic
French
w/ English subtitles
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNr1BXwFTn8
Cast/Crew
Director:Nabil Ayouch
Description

CONTENT WARNING: VIOLENCE AND SEXUALLY EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND IMAGES

Banned in its home country, Much Loved delves into the lives of four sex workers living in Marrakech. Deserted by their families, Noha (Loubna Abidar), Randa (Asmaa Lazrak), Soukaina (Halima Karaouane), and Hima (Sara Elhamdi Elalaoui) take care of one another as they navigate a world of high-class foreign clients and corrupt police. As much as this film presents an intimate portrait of friendship and the perseverance of its vivid characters, Much Loved also tackles the sexist and moralizing attitudes that accompany this profession.

Director Biography

Nabil Ayouch works and lives in Casablanca. His first two feature films, Mektoub (1997) and Ali Zaoua (2000), represented Morocco at the Academy Awards. In 2006, he launched the Meda Films Development program with the support of the European Union and the International Film Festival Foundation of Marrakech, which aids producers and scriptwriters from southern Mediterranean countries. In 2013, his film Horses of God screened at Mizna’s 8th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival.


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