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Drama | Running Time: 102 minutes

2023 / Arabic

Country: Morocco, Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar, Norway and Saudi Arabia

Directed by: Afef Ben Mahmoud, Khalil Benkirane

Arab Premiere




Mon 04 Dec | 7:00 PM - 8:47 PM
VOX Cinema Imax 7 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
Tue 05 Dec | 10:10 PM - 11:57 PM
VOX Cinema 4 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR

Khalil Benkirane, Afef Ben Mahmoud

Afef Ben Mahmoud, Sondos Belhassen, Saleh Bakri, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sofiane Ouissi, Hajiba Fahmy, Ali Thabet, Abdallah Badis, Salima Abdelwahab, Nassim Baddag

Afef Ben Mahmoud

On stage, a vibrantly physical performance by a contemporary dance troupe; behind the scenes, all the underlying tensions and dynamics of a creative group who live, work, love and play together. Codirector and dancer Afef Ben Mahmoud plays Aida, a star dancer whose partner Hedi (renowned Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui) injures her – maybe by accident, maybe on purpose – on stage in a small Middle Atlas town. The whole company must make its way through a forest to the nearest medical help. In the dark forest, surrounded by the sounds of wild animals, the journey becomes a riveting dance in itself as the camera leaps among the players. A wholly original film, clearly based on authentic experience and thrilling to watch.