Sukar

Casablanca's beach, Morocco. 
Teenager's desire for each other is growing discreetly. 
Adults and children oversee. 
A fight creates a diversion. 

  • Ilias El Faris
    Director
  • Ilias El Faris
    Writer
  • Saïd Hamich
    Producer
  • Sophie Penson
    Producer
  • Robin Fresson
    Director of photography
  • Mohamed Bounouar
    Sound
  • Léo Richard
    Editor
  • Elias Boughedir
    Sound editor
  • Nabil El Amraoui
    Composer
  • Nisrine Benchara
    Key Cast
  • Walid Weld Nass
    Key Cast
  • Shakib Ben Omar
    Key Cast
  • Mustapha Bamad
    Key Cast
  • Yassine Would Zineb
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sukar
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy-drama, Youth, Teeangers
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Morocco
  • Country of Filming:
    Morocco
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.77
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    August 17, 2020
  • Oberhausen FF

    Germany
  • Champs Elysées FF
    Paris
    France
    Jury award + France TV award
  • Indie Lisboa

    Portugal
    August 13, 2020
  • Uppsala FF

    Sweden
  • Zinebi Bilbao

    Spain
    Spain premiere
  • Chicago International Children Film Festival

    United States
    November 13, 2020
  • Bogoshorts

    Colombia
Distribution Information
  • Shortcuts / Elise Notseck
Director Biography - Ilias El Faris

Born in Agadir in 1990, Ilias El Faris now lives in Paris. His first short film, Azayz, shot in super 8mm in Taghazout, was selected in various international festivals and won the international Jury award in Doclisboa 2016. In 2017, Ilias shot Roujoula in Casablanca, selected in the international competition of Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and awarded, among others, the short Grand Prize at the 40th edition of Cinemed. For the collection L’Animal, commissioned by the CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques) and the GREC (Groupe de Recherches et d’Essais Cinématographiques), Ilias directs Aïn Diab in March 2019 screened at the Côté Court festival. Shot the same year, in 16 mm on the beach of Casablanca, Sukar is his last fiction.
He also co-wrote the short film Le Petit directed by Lorenzo Bianchi, which won an award at the Clermont-Ferrand 2017 festival.
 In addition, Ilias is an actor, leads film workshops in schools and regularly collaborates with the companies of « l’éventuel hérisson bleu » (theatre) and « mirroirs étendus » (lyrical creation).

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