A Thousand Months
2003, Morocco-France, 115’, Color, Arabic-French
Director: Faouzi Bensaidi
Cast: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan
2003 Cannes Film Festival Award of the Youth
2003 Namur Film Festival Special Jury Award
2003 Beirut Film Festival Best Director
2003 Alexandria Film Festival Grand Jury Prize
A heartwarming and inspiring Moroccon film.
It is the holy month of Ramadan in Morocco in 1981. Amina, accompanied with her seven years old son Mehdi, come to live with her father-in-law Ahmed in a small village in Morocco, after her husband was arrested for political reasons. The arrest of the father must stay a secret for Mehdi who was told that his father traveled to France for work.