BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon
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The Unknown Saint

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Unknown Saint
Qatar / Frankrike / Marokko/ 2019/ 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
arabisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Younes Bouab, Salah Bensalah, Bouchaib Essamak, Mohamed Naimane, Anas El Baz
DIRECTOR:
Alaa Eddine Aljem
WRITER:
Alaa Eddine Aljem
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Amine Berrada
PRODUCER:
Francesca Duca, Alexa Rivero
The thief, the saint and the trouble with tourism

Shortly before being arrested by police, a thief buries a bag full of money on a hill in the desert. Returning after his stint in prison, he discovers that there is now a shrine to an unknown saint placed on the spot where he buried his treasure and a thriving village next to it, catering to the pilgrims seeking the saint’s healing powers. Featuring stunning painterly images, subtle, slow-burning humour and a poignant fable about religion, greed and the troubles of tourism, THE UNKNOWN SAINT is a remarkable debut from Moroccan director Alaa Eddine Aljem.

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Alaa Eddine Aljem

Alaa Eddine Aljem (Morocco) THE UNKNOWN SAINT is Aljem’s first feature film.

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