Special event closing film

Queens Malikates

Directed by Yasmine Benkiran
Marocco 2022
Runtime 83'

Casablanca, Morocco. A trio of women with the police on their tail embarks on a long escape that takes them across the rugged red terrain and flower-filled valleys of the Atlas to finally reach the Atlantic ocean.

Directed by
Yasmine Benkiran

Screenplay
Yasmine Benkiran

Cinematography
Pierre Aïm

Editing
Julie Lena, Florence Bresson, ​​Stéphane Couturier

Music
Jozef Van Wissem

Sound
Benoît De Clerck, Ranko Paukovic

Production design
Julia Irribarria

Costumes
Patricia Saive

Cast
Nisrine Erradi, Nisrine Benchara, Rayhan Guaran, Jalila Talemsi, Hamid Nider, Younes Chara, Abderrahim Tamimi, Salman Horma

Production
Jean Des Forêts e Amélie Jacquis (Petit Film)

Co-production
Saïd Hamich Benlarbi, Anne-Laure Guégan e Géraldine Sprimont (Need Productions), Hanneke Niens (Key Films), Marie Dubas (Deuxième Ligne Films)

International sales
Kinology

Kinology
Grégoire Graesslin
festivals@kinology.eu

Press 
Grégoire Melin
gmelin@kinology.eu

Yasmine Benkiran

Yasmine Benkiran (1984) grew up on the Moroccan Atlantic coast. She studied philosophy and communication sciences in Paris and made her first experiences in Buenos Aires, San Francisco and London before entering French national film school La Fémis in the screenwriting workshop (l’Atelier scenario). As a screenwriter, Yasmine writes for both television and cinema. She also wrote two books about Morocco and a historical series of podcasts about Alice Guy, the world’s first female director. In 2018, Yasmine directed her first short film, Winter Time (Tangier IFF, Off-courts Trouville). Queens is her first feature film as a director.