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Discovery: Maghreb Cinema
Women´s Wiles
Director_ Farida Benlyazid
Morocco 1999 90min 35mm color feature Fiction
Review

Farida Benlyazid is one of the Morocco’s first generation of female directors who studied contemporary literature and films in Paris. She was already famous with her great screen play, which became the number one hit comedy movie of 1992, directed by Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi. In her second work, , Benlyazid brings a fairy tale her stepmom told her to the screen. With brilliant wit and humor, the movie sharply attacks Islam’s biased stance against women. It borrows Sufist Jalal’s saying “Woman is not an object for desire, but a present from God” to refute Islam‘s well-known Koran saying, “Men have physical power and women have wiles.” However, the director seems to hope for a mature reconciliation between men and women rather than with violent means. A superb adaptation of an Andalucian fairy tale, earned wide approval of critics. Armed with delicate directing unique to female directors, its fantastic sets and beautiful scenes make this film even more pleasing.

CREDIT
  • DirectorFarida Benlyazid
  • CastRachid EI Ouali, Samia Akariou
  • ProducerTangitania Films
  • ScreenplayFarida Benlyazid
  • CinematographySerge Platci
EditorKathena Attia
DIRECTOR
Farida Benlyazid
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