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Talal Selhami’s film ‘Achoura’ awarded in Germany

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Talal Selhami’s horror film “Achoura”, in which Sofia Manousha plays, won the Grand Prix at the Hard Line Festival in Germany.

Talal Selhami’s latest film, “Achoura”, produced by Lamia Chraïbi, won the Grand Prix of the Hard Line Festival in Germany. Staring at this feature film shot between Casablanca and Mohammedia are Sofia Manousha, Ivan Gonzalez, Mohamed Choubi, Moussa Maaskri, Omar Lotfi and Younes Bouab.

It’s the story of Nadia, Ali, Samir and Stéphane, four toddlers who get the brilliant idea, or not, to visit the House of the French during the celebration of Achoura. The problem: according to an urban legend, a frightful Djinn (ghost) dubbed Boughatate goes out once a year to feed on innocent children who dare to break into this dismal building dating from the French protectorate. Result: Samir disappears … Twenty years later, the three children become adults. All have suppressed the memory of that day when their friend disappeared until his reappearance coincides with the kidnapping of several children! Boughatate is back …
“Achoura” has already been selected in several festivals including the BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival) last April and the last edition of Tangier National Film Festival where he was awarded in the category of “Best production”.