DIRECTOR: Laurent Merlin
WRITERS: Laurent Merlin
STARRING: Ahd Saddik, Abdelmoula Oukhita, Lahbiba El Basraoui, Ahmed Oukhita, Blandine Pélissier, Sarah Bensoussan
COUNTRY: France, Morocco
LANGUAGE: Arabic and French
Following the death of his parents in a car accident, a French teenager is informed that he is actually adopted, and that his biological parents are the Moroccan couple whom he had been led to believe were his aunt and uncle. Forced to choose between going to them or becoming a ward of the French state, he decides to join his real parents at their home on the edge of the Sahara. But isolation, culture shock and a jealous brother soon lead him to question whether he’s made the right choice after all. With breathtaking cinematography filmed amidst the swirling desert sands of Morocco, this beautifully shot coming-of-age story features an original score by Oscar-winning musical legend Ennio Morricone (“The Hateful Eight”).