The 26th Edition of the Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival screenings program

Screenings program of the 26th edition of the Tetouan Mediterranean Film festival

New and appealing fictional feature films and documentaries that reflect societal concerns and challenge the sagacity of the viewer

A rich and diversified program characterizes the 26th edition of the Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival which will take place from June 4th to 10th of 2021 in digital mode. Unpublished fiction feature films (14 LM) and documentaries (6 doc), 9 of which will be in the running for the two Competitions.

These films were carefully chosen by the selection committee in March 2020 before the edition was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 9 feature films in Competition belong to nine Mediterranean nationalities (not counting the co-productions):

 Stitches  (Šavovi),  Miroslav Terzić, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina;  The father (Bashtata), Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Bulgaria, Greece; Heroes never die, Aude Léa Rapin, France, Belgium and Bosnia and Herzegovina ; 1982, OualidMouaness, Lebanon ; Between heaven and earth, Najwa Najja, Palestine, Iceland, Luxembourg ; The Scarecrows, Nouri Bouzid, Tunisia, Morocco, Luxembourg ; The Women In Block J, Mahamed Nadif , Morocco ; Zizotek,  VardisMarinakis, Greece and Steppe, Bozkir, Ali Özel, Turkey. 

As for documentaries (feature and medium-length films) in competition, six unseen films in Morocco are on the program:

Tunisian documentary by Emna Mrabet At the dawn of our dreams ; Zumikiri  (Do not come back) by Oskar Alegria (Spain), Miner’s, Mortada Ouaheb (France, Morocco) ; Before the Dying of the Light by Ali Essafi (Morocco) ; Queen Lear /  KraliçeLearby by Pelin Esmer (Turkey)  et For Sama, by the Syrian director  Waad al-Kateab.

The public will get to discover two other out-of-competition programs. The first, Free Space, is organized in collaboration with FIPRESCI and offers 3 new films:

I accuse, Roman Polanski (France); Lillian, Andreas Horvath (Austria) ; The three sisters, Emin Alper, (Turkey).

The Coup de cœur program is suggesting two films:

 The traitor by the great Italian director Marco Bellocchio, (Italy – France – Germany – Brazil), et  Madre from the spanish Rodrigo Sorogoyen.

All these films will be displayed for the first time ever in Morocco.