Short film


Ilias El Faris
Morocco, France
2019 | 10′ | o.v. Arabic

Casablanca’s beach, Morocco. Teenager’s burning desire for each other is growing discreetly in background. Adults and children oversee. A sudden fight creates an opportunity to a diversion.


Ilias El Faris was born in Agadir in 1990, and now lives in Paris. He returned with a Super 8 camera to Taghazout, village of his childhood, to shoot Azayz, his first short film, selected at MedFilm and in several festivals (EMAF, Coté Court, Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, Tous-courts, Maghreb des Films) and awarded by the International Jury Prize at DocLisboa 2016. Ilias is also co-screenwriter of the short film Le Petit, directed by Lorenzo Bianchi, and awarded during the 2016 Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. In 2018 he directed the short Roujoula, screened in Competition at MedFilm. Sukar won the Cervantes Award for Best Creative Short (ex-aequo with Mariana Galvão’s Ruby) at MedFilm 2020.

Screenplay: Ilias El Faris
Cinematography: Robin Fresson
Editing: Léo Richard
Music: Nabil El Amraoui
Sound: Mohamed Bounouar, Elias Boughedir, Jules Jasko
Sound Editing: Elias Boughedir
Cast: Nisrine Benchara, Walid Rakik, Shakib Ben Omar, Mustapha Bamad, Yassine Would Zineb
Producers: Saïd Hamich, Sophie Penson
Production: Barney Production, Mont Fleuri Production
Festivals & International Distribution: Short/Cuts