TCAFF: The Blind Orchestra

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, Oct 1, 2016 2:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:Box Office - $10.00
Online - $8.00
Members:$8.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:L'orchestre des aveugles
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Hosted Events
Tags:Comedy Drama
Release Year:2014
Runtime:110 min
Festivals & Awards:Tanit d’Or, Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia, 2015
The Golden Wihr, International Festival of Oran Arab Film, Algeria, 2015
Official Selection, International Film Festival of Marrakech, Morocco, 2015
Official Selection, Francophone Film Festival, Athens, Greece, 2016
Country/Region:Morocco
France
Language:Arabic
with English subtitles
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Fmvbq61-U
Cast/Crew
Director:Mohamed Mouftakir
Producer:Mohamed Mouftakir
Emmanuel Prévost
Cinematographer:Xavier Castro
Screenwriter:Mohamed Mouftakir
Editor:Layla Dinar
Sophie Fourdrinoy
Composer:Didier Lockwood

Description

PART OF MIZNA'S TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

The Blind Orchestra is a lighthearted and funny drama that follows a violin player, Houcine, and his young son Mimou, who falls in love with an older girl who cleans the house across the way. Houcine’s band pretends to be blind in order to play at conservative weddings, which turns out to be part of a much bigger scandal. Set during the early days of the reign of King Hassan II, The Blind Orchestra offers an intriguing look at Morocco’s recent past by focusing on class, love, and the politics of a country in transition.

Note: All films at the Arab Film Festival will be projected with English subtitles. However, some films do not have trailers with English subtitles. We apologize for this inconvenience.


Director Biography

Mohamed Mouftakir, born in 1965, is a Moroccan director. After studying English literature, he became interested in cinema and first worked as an assistant director for several Moroccan and international directors. He has made five short films, and his first feature film, Pegase, won the Grand Prize at FESPACO African Film Festival.


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the eleventh Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.