YOUM OU LILA, Sunday, April 6 - 11:30am

North American Premiere

Followed by a Q&A session with director Naoufel Berraoui

In a remote village in the mountains, Yzza is still waiting for the monthly package of medicine that her husband Hossein sends to treat their daughter. Failing to have the medicine being a matter of life and death, Yzza decides to go to Casablanca to fetch it. Without a proper address and with little money in her bag, this inexperienced, religious, naïve woman does not even fathom that Casablanca is an enormous metropolis, very far from her little rural village. Yzza’s bag is stolen and in her misfortune Yzza meets a young woman, a prostitute wanted by the police. From adventure to adventure, Yzza discovers the workings of an absurd society where her sensible codes are pushed and shoved. Director Naoufel Berraoui skillfully knits the portrayal of a city swarming with cars and people with the dramatic lives of his characters. A remarkable cast directed with sensitivity in a poignant drama with documentary-like accents.



Director Naouefel Berraoui in attendance


Co-présenté par Argana (Moroccan-Canadian Women Association)


Get your tickets :

For advanced sales (available until midnight, the day before the screening):
Walkup: T.O.TIX*, 1 Dundas Street East, Yonge-Dundas Square, Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

For the screenings of the day:
The Royal, 608 College Street - Every day from March 28 to April 6, starting 1h prior to the screening. Walkup and cash only.

* Service fees on tickets purchased through T.O.TIX
The presence of guests may be subject to last minute changes, which are not Cinéfranco’s responsibility.

Additional Info

  • Director: Naoufel Berraoui
  • Country: Marocco
  • Cast: Touria Alaoui; Majdouline Idrissi; Omar Lotfi
  • Language: French (with English subtitles)
  • Runtime: 93 min
  • Year: 2013
  • Nominations: Le festival national du film Tanger/Maroc 2013 ; Le festival international du film oriental (FIFOG) Genève/Suisse 2013 : Prix : Fifog d'argent ; Festival international du film transsaharien Zagora/Maroc 2013
  • Rating: 14A


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