On the outskirts of a mining town, 16-year-old Abdou lives with his adoptive mother Mbarka, a neighborhood healer, who fiercely guards her privileged status. Ch’aayba, a young pickpocket, visits Mbarka so she can cure him of his skin condition. A strange three-way drama ensues.

«A gripping tale set within a society entangled in the tug-of-war between traditions and modernity» (Marrakech Film Festival 2018)

Category

Fiction

Year of Production

2018

Country

Marocco

Duration

102′

Language

Arab/e

Show Times
  • Friday 27/11/2020 – 9:00 pm

  • Sunday 29/11/2020 – 2:00 pm

Directed by
Mohamed Zineddaine

Mohamed Zineddaine, born in Morocco in 1957, studied film in Bologna. «The Healer» is his fourth feature film.

Screenplay: Mohamed Zineddaine

Cinematography:Luca Coassin

Music: Reda Zine

Editing: Elena Cabria

Cast:
Fatima Attif
Mehdi El Arroubi
Ahmed El Moustafid
Hanane El Kabani