Moroccan Faouzi Bensaidi’s ‘Volubilis’ Wins Malmoe Festival Jury Prize


Rabat – Faouzi Bensaidi’s movie ‘Volubilis’ has won the jury prize at Malmoe Arab Film Festival in Sweden.

The festival, held October 5-9, honored Faouzi Bensaidi for his movie starring Mouhcine Malzi, Nadia Kounda, and Abdelhadi Talbi, among others.

The movie turns on the lives of Abdelkader, a security agent, and Malika, a housemaid. The two hope to get married despite their mney issues, and they face extreme challenges when Abdelkader experiences a traumatic and humiliating event.

The movie deals with a variety of themes such as social and economic disparities and the attitudes and lack of communication between social classes in Morocco.

The Malmoe Arab Festival awarded a movie that fits perfectly in line with the festival, which praises tolerance and diversity.

The festival represents a platform for exchange for both Arab and Nordic artists. It was founded in 2011 on the initiative of Mouhamad Keblawi, general manager and artist director. The aim of the festival is to promote and popularize Arab culture in Sweden.