30.09. - 09.10.2021

Defining Love: A Failed Attempt Morocco, USA 2012 | 92 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Hakim Belabbes

Hakim Belabbes (*1961) was born in Morocco, but has lived for many years in Chicago. Besides his film work, he teaches direction and production at Colombia College.

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The actors Zineb and Hamza are in the Atlas mountains, preparing for the roles in a play about the saga of Isli and Tisselt. The story is of two lovers from whose tears the lakes bearing their names are supposed to have been formed. Zineb and Hamza both have failed relationships behind them. In the remote region, they meet the shepherd Mohammad, a young man full of dreams. The encounter with him and the other nomads and the intense experiencing of nature change Zineb's and Hamza's view of love. The film is a meditation about things in life that remain invisible and can only be felt.
Original title: Mouhaawalatoune fashila li taarifi el hob
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Agenda 13
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Hakim Belabbes
Screenplay: Hakim Belabbes
Cast: Zineb Ennajem, Hamza Abderrazik, Mohammad Ouarrou
Producer: Latefa El Berki
Director of Photography: Raphaël Bauche
Music: Mohammad Ouarrou
Production Design: Latefa El Berki
Editor: Hakim Belabbes
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: LTF Productions
Production: LTF Productions


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