Dir. Jean-Philippe Gaud
With Mahdi Belemlih, Ouidad Elma
In French, Arabic with English subtitles
Elias works at a tiny convenience store in the rural Moroccan village of Tazzeka, making couscous for the locals and the occasional tourist, while dreaming of cooking in Paris, the international capital of gastronomy. Making his dream come true is fraught with hardships.Neither sensational nor sugar-coated, Tazzeka accomplishes the rare feat of describing the immigrant experience in a heartwarming but unvarnished manner, achieving a gently comedic, yet deeply felt tone carried by newcomer Madi Belem’s guileless performance as Elias. This movie reminds us that identity and food are embedded in the human psyche.
Thursday, 05 November, 2020
Contact:Therese Saint Paul