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Laila Marrakchi, Rock the Casbah, 2013

Safar: Rock the Casbah

25 Sep 2014

Set in an opulent villa in Tangier, the film unfolds over the three days of the rites of mourning dictated by Muslim custom, following the death of a prominent magnate and family patriarch, Moulay Hassan (Omar Sharif). The solemnity of the occasion is disrupted by the unexpected return of Sofia, the rebellious youngest daughter who left Morocco, against her father's wishes, seeking an acting career in the US. Her sisters, Kenza and Miriam (Nadine Labaki), rattled by her unsettling antics, come to reconsider their life choices in moments of emotional reckoning. As their father's remains are prepared for burial, the three siblings find themselves unearthing some dramatic family secrets.

Presented in partnership with Dubai International Film Festival – official programming partner

Read the Safar 2014 blog post by the Arab British Centre about Rock the Casbah

Morocco | 2013 | Dir: Laila Marrakchi | 100 mins | Cert: 15 | UK PREMIERE

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