Before The Storm

Ahmed, a thirty- year-old young musician is back to his native city Tangier, Morocco, after a lengthy absence in Europe where he lives.
His stay in Tangier is the right moment for him to engage into a personal deep self-reflection and to see how his country has considerably changed both politically and socially.

  • Hicham Hlimi
    Director
  • Abdelkarim Ouakrim
    Writer
  • Hicham Hlimi
    Producer
  • Yassin Hlimi
    Producer
  • Mohamed Hbyaj
    Key Cast
    "Ahmed"
  • Mustafa Haouchine
    Key Cast
  • Latifa Azel
    Key Cast
    "Sara"
  • Zain Arab Andaloussi
    Key Cast
    "Mohamed"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    قبل العاصفة
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Morocco
  • Country of Filming:
    Morocco
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Festival Sidi Kacem de court métrage marocain (20° édition)
    Sidi Kacem
    Morocco
    December 20, 2019
    Best screenplay & Best Actor
  • Mesopotamia Festival (2020)
    La Haye
    Netherlands
    October 16, 2020
    Public Vote Winer
  • Intimate Lens Visual Ethnographic Film Festival (2019)

    Italy
  • Port Sudan Cinema days (2019)
    Port Sudan
    Sudan
    November 2, 2019
  • Bahrain Film Festival (2021)
    Al Manama
    Bahrain
  • African Voice Film Festival (2019)
    London
    United Kingdom
  • Domum Festival ( Juillet 2020)

    Algeria
  • Cap spartel International Film Festival (2021)
    Tangier
    Morocco
  • Ciné Café International Film Festival
    Taza
    Morocco
    November 6, 2019
  • Cine Univesity Festival (11° édition 2021)
    Casablanca & Mohemadia
    Morocco
    October 20, 2021
  • Dchiera International Short Film Festival (4° édition 2021)
    Dchiera
    Morocco
    December 20, 2021
  • Festival international Cinéma et immigration (9° édition 2021)
    Oujda
    Morocco
    August 18, 2021
  • Festival Sous International du court métrage (13° édition 2021)
    Ait Melloul
    Morocco
    May 21, 2021
  • Fes Days for Cinematic Communication (8° édition 2019)
    Fes
    Morocco
    December 20, 2019
Director Biography - Hicham Hlimi

Born on 18/10/1972 in Tangier (Morocco), Hicham Hlimi is a Moroccan Director, Filmmaker & Actor.

Short films as Director & Producer :

- Before The Storm (15 min - 2019)
Shorts films as Producer & Assistant Director :

- The vase (15 min – 2014)

- People’s Story (50 min – 2015)

- Last Photo (14 min – 2017)

- The Princess’ Life (14 min – 2018)

- Adam (14 min – 2019)

Feature films as Producer & Assistant Director :

- 15 Days (90min - 2020)

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