Fi Intidar Pasolini (En Attendant Pasolini)

Country: Morocco
Director: Daoud Aoulad-Syad
Status tech: Released in 2007 / Fiction / 144' / color / 35mm / o.v. Arabic
Production: Les Films du Sud (France)
Other festivals: Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2008; 10th Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen; Arab Film Festival Washington 2008; Festival Cinématographique de Beni Mellal 2009.
Awards: Cairo International Film Festival 2007: won Best Arab Film
Synopsis: On the traces of Pier Paolo Pasolini, who shot in 1966 his movie EDIPO RE in Morocco. In this comedy of nowadays, Thami, a satellite dish salesman and former extra, was befriended with Pasolini during the shooting of Oedipus Rex in Ouarzazate. 40 years later, an Italian crew comes back to Ouarzazate to prepare the shooting of a film about the Bible. Thami is convinced that his friend Pasolini is back in town, thus triggering cinema fever in the whole village.

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