Projections spéciales / Masterclasses

Masterclass Nabil Ayouch

Followed by the screening of Casablanca Beats at 8pm at the Cinémathèque suisse.

Nabil Ayouch is one of the most important filmmakers of his generation. Held in conjunction with the official selection of Haut et fort (Casablanca Beats) at the FIFDH, this Masterclass is devoted to his bold, ever-changing work, which constantly explores and questions the margins of Moroccan society. His first feature film, Mektoub, became the first film to represent Morocco at the Oscars in 1997. Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Street (2000), Much Loved (2016) and Razzia (2018) have also enjoyed successful careers internationally. Nabil Ayouch is also the founder of the Moroccan Coalition for Cultural Diversity (2003) and Meda Films Development (2006), which supports producers and scriptwriters South of the Mediterranean.

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Wednesday 9 March


ECAL/École cantonale d'art de Lausanne

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


Co-presented with l’ECAL, la Cinémathèque suisse and le Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne (MCBA) - Plateforme 10


Nabil Ayouch

Jasmin Basic

Pauline Gygax Head of Bachelor Cinema, ECAL/Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne

Moderated by

Pauline Gigax

This debat is followed by the movie:

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

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Nabil Ayouch
Nabil Ayouch & Maryam Touzani


  • 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


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


  • Amine Messadi
  • Virginie Surdej


  • Mike Et Fabien Kourtzer


  • Nassim El Mounabbih


  • Marie-Hélène Dozo
  • Yassir Hamani
  • Julia Grégory
Production country
Morocco & France
Swiss Premiere