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Venice Film Festival: “Queens” by Yasmine Benkiran in Competition for the “Critics’ Week” Section

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Nine films are in the running for the “Critics’ Week” competition at the Venice Film Festival. “Queens” by Moroccan Yasmine Benkiran is programmed at the end of this edition.

The Moroccan film “Queens” directed by Yasmin Benkirane will close the competition “Critics’ Week” as part of the activities of the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

This first feature film by the Moroccan director follows the story of three female characters, including the young Asma who is torn between the desire to conform to norms or to emancipate herself, even if she risks social disgrace.

Starting in Casablanca where the three women are pursued by the police, the chase continues in the Atlas and ends in the Great South and the Atlantic…

The film features Nisrin Erradi, Nisrine Benchara, Rayhan Guaran, Jalila Talemsi, Hassan Badida, Yuness Chara, Salima Benmoumen, Salman Hourma, Abdelhak Saleh, Abderrahim Tamimi and Hamid Nider.

Note that as part of the “Critics’ Week”, the competition will open with “Trois nuits par semaine”, the first feature film by Florent Gouëlou. The other feature films selected are “Tant que le soleil frappe ” by Philippe Petit, “Anhell 69” by Theo Montoya (Colombia), “Dogborn” by Isabella Carbonell (Sweden), “Eismayer” by David Wagner (Austria), “Have you seen this woman?” by Dusan Zoric and Matija Gluscevic (Serbia), “Margini” by Niccolo Falsetti (Italy), “Skin Deep” by Alex Schaad (Germany) and finally the film “Queens” by Yasmine Benkiran, closing this 2022 edition.