ZOHRA

MIRAJ FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011


    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, MOROCCO
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Synopsis
    • Director Barney Platts-Mills, Unanimously invited by Cannes Critics Week, Winner of the Golden Leopard & ScreenWriters Guild Award is back after 27 years with an intoxicationg love poem to Morocco, the country where he has lived and loved for the past 10 years.
      Official Selection for its World Premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR 2011) Zohra: A Moroccan Fairytale (2011), is a portrait of ZOHRA, a 14-year old village girl in Morocco who lives a simple rural life of routine. She is oblivious to an existence other than what she knows. But when she is pressured to marry an older wealthier man, Zohra starts questioning her desires. Soon she meets 17-year old runaway IBRAHIM, who is hiding in the village waiting to take an illegal boat to Spain. Ibrahim offers Zohra a dream that is everything: exciting, adventurous, romantic and unfamiliar. Stormy weather delays Ibrahim’s voyage and the young couple share a fugitive love affair, dreaming of running away together before reality intrudes.
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