Feature / Post-production
Morocco, France \ Arabic \ 90 minutes
Director: Ismael Ferroukhi
Producer: Lamia Chraibi
Production company: La Prod
Mica, 10, lives with his mother and sick father in a slum in the suburbs of Meknes, which is destined for destruction. A friend of his parents’, a handyman in a tennis club in Casablanca, takes him as his apprentice. Mica finds himself propelled into a whole new world where a new life awaits him. Mr. Slimani, a rich and cultured man and owner of the club, dreams of making his son Omar a tennis champion. To this end, he hires Sophia, a former French champion, as a private trainer. But Omar has very little talent and no passion for the sport. On the other hand, Sophia will eventually notice Mica and take him under her wing….
Ismaël Ferroukhi is a Frenco-Moroccan film director born in 1962 in Morocco. He gained exposure with his 1992 short film L’Exposé, which won two prizes (Kodak and prix SACD prize for best short film) at Cannes Film Festival. Later, Ismaël co-wrote the “Cédric Kahn film Trop de Bonheur in 1994”. His directorial debut “Le Grand Voyage”, won the Lion of the Future for a First Film at Venice Film Festival in 2004. His last film “Free Men” was screened at Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
Lamia Chraibi is a producer and the founder of La Prod, a Casablanca based company created in 2007. Before creating her own production company, Lamia worked in France as a line producer in the advertisement industry for 9 years.