A three-day funeral, six women, and a villa in Tangiers are the backdrop of Rock the Casbah, a bittersweet comedy that wittily discusses the societal changes Morocco has undergone in the last decades.
The movie revolves around a funeral called for by Moroccan tradition, when the family gathers to share the loss of their father and husband. Inheritance, tradition and taboos, and the contradictions of modern-day Morocco all come to the surface in this brilliant comedy.
Filmed and directed by Moroccan filmmaker Laila Marrakchi, the film received a gala screening at the Dubai International Film Festival. “A few years ago, I lost my uncle. My family and I mourned for three days. It was a very moving experience. For the first time, I saw the women in my family in a different light: fragile but not afraid to reveal themselves. I thought this could be a good basis for a film in which I could speak about our traditions, which are so different from the Western world,” she said in an interview with Screen Daily.
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