Bottle Episode

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A security agent is stuck in a pickle when trying to impose social distancing at a public administration.

Director: Hicham Lasri
Length: 08:12
Country: Morocco
Language: No Dialog
Year: 2020

Additional Info

Director Biography: Hicham Lasri likes to call himself a silver surfer, some people on the internets like to call him Daddy Desdenova... Hicham Lasri, born April 13, 1977 is a casablancais artist: a film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, comic books’ creator, and lately also  a singer in his own band Chic Chocs. In his six feature films he tackles the most taboo topics he can find, so frontally that talking about his movies becomes taboo. His trademark being dissidence, people think twice before approaching his work. In six years, his six movies The End (2012), They Are The Dogs (2013), The Sea is Behind (2015), Starve Your Dog (2016), Headbang Lullaby (2017) & Jahilya (2018) : premiered at CANNES, twice, TIFF, once & BERLINALE, four times. The freshness of Lasri’s vision allowed the teams’ of these respectable cinema festivals to choose his movies on bases other than tokenism and naive cultural diversity quotas. To this day, his movies escape the clichés usually found in North African cinema, and we are happy to say: no Arab was ever a terrorist in a Lasri movie, which is a post 9/11 rarity. His last movie Jahiliya was the final light streak in a sequel of dreams and nightmares embroidered in the national trauma related to the late political regime. The artisan is now on feature film break, taking in enough momentum before kickstarting his seventh film which is currently in the pre-production phase.

Producer: La Prod
Writer: Hicham Lasri
Cast: Ali Arejdal, Chaimae Amine

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