TALIEN

by Elia Mouatamid
TALIEN

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2017

Length: 84'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

After spending almost forty years in Italy, Abdelouahab (Aldo) decides to return home, to Morocco. Ilyass (Elia), his son who is now thirty-four years old, grew up in Lombardy but joins him on this journey of memories and stories. After years of sacrifice, the two manage to transform an old military truck into a camper: in January 2016 the camper is finally ready and Aldo wants to leave. The trip is an opportunity to explain themselves, to understand each other, to encounter each other. To understand the power of a bond at the moment of taking their leave. Immigration is the background of the story of their relationship during a journey which will take them to Morocco, by way of France and Spain.

Director

Elia Mouatamid

Elia Mouatamid

Elia Mouatamid (Fez, Morocco, 1982) moved with his family to Northern Italy, to Rovato, in the province of Brescia, in 1983. In 2001 he received his diploma in mechanics and began working as the head of quality control at a company. A theatre lover, in 2008 he enrolled at the academy Spazio H. Vox in Brescia and after completing the three-year course performed in various productions. In 2008, he enrolled at the Mohole Film School in Milan, where he received his degree in movie directing. Between 2008 and 2014, he shot various short films and documentaries, with which he participated at national and international festivals. In 2015, he shot the short Gaiwan, which was presented at over seventy festivals throughout the world and received twenty-five awards and numerous recognitions. Talien (2017) is his first feature-length documentary.

Filmography:
Gaiwan (cm, 2015), Talien (doc., 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Elia Mouatamid
fotografia/cinematography
Gianluca Ceresoli
montaggio/film editing
Mauro Rodella
musica/music
Piernicola Di Muro
suono/sound
Marco Parollo, Matteo Di Simone
interpreti/cast
Elia Mouatamid, Aldo Mouatamid
produttori/producers
Mauro Rodella, Gianluca Ceresoli, Giorgio Poloni, Graziano Chiscuzzu, Chiara Budano, Pietro Comini
produzione/production
cinqueesei

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contatti/contacts
5e6 S.r.l.
info@5e6.it
www.5e6.it

Director statement

“The pathway which led to Talien was therapeutic and educational; it was a true cultural journey, even before it was a physical one. Making this movie was a fundamental moment in my life; it somehow marks a before and an after. It is in part thanks to this film that, today, I can think about what it means to me to be Italian, Moroccan or anything else.”

Synopsis Learn more

After spending almost forty years in Italy, Abdelouahab (Aldo) decides to return home, to Morocco. Ilyass (Elia), his son who is now thirty-four years old, grew up in Lombardy but joins him on this journey of memories and stories. After years of sacrifice, the two manage to transform an old military truck into a camper: in January 2016 the camper is finally ready and Aldo wants to leave. The trip is an opportunity to explain themselves, to understand each other, to encounter each other. To understand the power of a bond at the moment of taking their leave. Immigration is the background of the story of their relationship during a journey which will take them to Morocco, by way of France and Spain.

Director All about direction

Elia Mouatamid

Elia Mouatamid

Elia Mouatamid (Fez, Morocco, 1982) moved with his family to Northern Italy, to Rovato, in the province of Brescia, in 1983. In 2001 he received his diploma in mechanics and began working as the head of quality control at a company. A theatre lover, in 2008 he enrolled at the academy Spazio H. Vox in Brescia and after completing the three-year course performed in various productions. In 2008, he enrolled at the Mohole Film School in Milan, where he received his degree in movie directing. Between 2008 and 2014, he shot various short films and documentaries, with which he participated at national and international festivals. In 2015, he shot the short Gaiwan, which was presented at over seventy festivals throughout the world and received twenty-five awards and numerous recognitions. Talien (2017) is his first feature-length documentary.

Filmography:
Gaiwan (cm, 2015), Talien (doc., 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Elia Mouatamid
fotografia/cinematography
Gianluca Ceresoli
montaggio/film editing
Mauro Rodella
musica/music
Piernicola Di Muro
suono/sound
Marco Parollo, Matteo Di Simone
interpreti/cast
Elia Mouatamid, Aldo Mouatamid
produttori/producers
Mauro Rodella, Gianluca Ceresoli, Giorgio Poloni, Graziano Chiscuzzu, Chiara Budano, Pietro Comini
produzione/production
cinqueesei

**
contatti/contacts
5e6 S.r.l.
info@5e6.it
www.5e6.it

Director statement Read more

“The pathway which led to Talien was therapeutic and educational; it was a true cultural journey, even before it was a physical one. Making this movie was a fundamental moment in my life; it somehow marks a before and an after. It is in part thanks to this film that, today, I can think about what it means to me to be Italian, Moroccan or anything else.”