Competition - Fiction

Casablanca Beats

By Nabil Ayouch

Anas, a former rapper, is hired as an animator in a cultural centre in Casablanca. With his help, the teenagers will embrace rap and hip-hop as a means of expressing their rage, fears and rejection of tradition. Inspired by his childhood, Nabil Ayouch (Much Loved, Razzia) captures the energy of a Moroccan youth on the verge of implosion, its furious need for change and the liberating power of music, carried by an outstanding cast of young non-professional actors.

Cinema release at City Club Pully: March 2022

  • Section Competition - Fiction
  • Original language(s) Arabic
  • Subtitle(s) French & English

AfricaArt & EngagementYouth


Director(s)
Nabil Ayouch
Writer(s)
Nabil Ayouch & Maryam Touzani

Casting

  • Ismail Adouab
  • Meriem Nekkach
  • Nouhaila Arif
  • Zineb Boujemaa
  • Abdelilah Basbousi
  • Mehdi Razzouk
  • Amina Kannan
  • Soufiane Belali
  • Samah Barigou
  • Marwa Kniniche
  • Maha Menan
  • Anas Basbousi

World sales

  • Wild Bunch International

Production

  • Ali N'Productions
  • Les Films du Nouveau Monde
  • Unité de Production

Cinematographer

  • Amine Messadi
  • Virginie Surdej

Music

  • Mike Et Fabien Kourtzer

Sound

  • Nassim El Mounabbih

Editor

  • Marie-Hélène Dozo
  • Yassir Hamani
  • Julia Grégory
Duration
101'
Year
2021
Production country
Morocco & France
Status
Swiss Premiere
Tuesday 8 March

20:30

Grütli - Salle Simon

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

In the presence of the filmmaker

Wednesday 9 March

17:30

ECAL/École cantonale d'art de Lausanne

free entrance

Masterclass Followed by the screening of Casablanca Beats at 8:00 PM at the swiss cinematheque.

Wednesday 9 March

20:00

Cinémathèque (Lausanne)

In the presence of the filmmaker

Saturday 12 March

17:00

Le Commun

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

Preceded by the short film Zeinixx