12 New Films Competing and More to Satisfy Cinephiles’ Appetites and Revive Their Memories.

La 29ème édition du Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan

Twelve Mediterranean films are vying to capture the audience’s attention, charm critics, and win awards at the 29th edition of the Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival, taking place from April 27th to May 4th, 2024. The lineup includes the following films: “Disco Boy” by Italian director Giacomo Abbruzzese, “La Bella estate” (The Beautiful Summer) by Italian filmmaker Laura Luchetti, “Fonissa” by Greek director Eva Nathena, “Muyeres” (Women) by Spanish director Marta Lallana, “D’Abdul à Leïla” by Leïla Albayati, “Pure Unknown” by Italian directors Mattia Colombo and Valentina Cocogna, “Journal intime” by Moroccan filmmaker Mohamed Chrif Tribak, “O Corno, une histoire de femmes” by Spanish director Jaione Camborda, “Mon père n’est pas mort” by Moroccan director Adil El Fadili, “A House in Jerusalem” by Palestinian filmmaker Muayad Alayan, “The Reeds” by Turkish director Cemil Agacikoglu, and “Faruk” by Turkish director Asli OZge.

In the “Coup de cœur” category, the audience will be treated to other compelling films, including “Bye Bye Tibériade” by Lina Soualem, “Animalia” by Sofia Alaoui, “Il reste demain” by Paola Cortellisi, “Matria” by Alvaro Gago, “Au revoir Julia” by Mohamed Kordofani, and “Moi, capitaine” by Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone.

Following tradition, the festival will pay homage to filmmakers for their dedication to the art of cinema and exceptional artistic journeys. This year, attendees will have the unique opportunity to watch or revisit all films by the esteemed Moroccan director Faouzi Saïdi in a special section titled “Intégrale,” showcasing his innovative and prolific career.

Additionally, this edition will honor Turkish actress Vildan Atasever, renowned for her popularity in Turkey and her works targeting younger audiences.

In a special segment, the festival program invites cinephiles to rediscover Ettore Scola’s cinematic masterpiece, “A Special Day” (“Une journée particulière”). This special screening will be hosted by the Italian director’s daughter, Silvia Scola.