CATHARSYS OR THE AFINA TALES OF THE LOST WORLD

by Yassine Marco Marroccu
CATHARSYS OR THE AFINA TALES OF THE LOST WORLD

Informations

Nation: Morocco

Year: 2018

Length: 98'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

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In the lost world, after a four months drought, an ordinary man randomly gets picked to be the guest of a satirical radio show in order to represent the emptiness of an everyman from the street. This is the story of Jamal Afina, a man on the verge of death, who reveals an extraordinary journey of a life looking for his lost paradise, from Eastern European theatres to training camps in the Sahara desert, and from the United States of 9/11 until the drained and polluted lost world. But the life story of this seemingly regular man will inspire many listeners. The whole world will tune in to listen to the tales of Jamal Afina.

Director

Yassine Marco Marroccu

Yassine Marco  Marroccu

Yassine Marco Marroccu (Udine, Italy, 1979) has graduated from audiovisual arts at the University of Udine in 2003. He has a wide knowledge of international productions working in Morocco and Italy as producer and director since the 2000s. As the owner of Eclipse Production he helped the development of several projects and the formation of young technicians, he directed advertisements, short films, and he participated in various humanitarian projects in the North-African region and in South-East Europe. In 2000 he directed his first short film, Gnawas; the film was invited to many international film festivals; in 2013 his short film Entropya received the Grand Prix in Alger Short Festival, among other prizes. In the last years he has worked on Catharsys or the Afina Tales of the Lost World, his first feature film.

Filmography:
Gnawas (cm, 2000), Trr…Issa!!! Blave Runner (cm, 2002), Derdba (cm, 2004), Tre - Sé - Shalosh (coregia/codirector Elisabetta Minen, 2011), Ana L’hay (doc., 2012), Entropya (cm, 2013), Rouge Ailleurs (cm, 2014), Catharsys or the Afina Tales of the Lost World (2018).

Cast and Credits


regia, scenografia/director, production design
Yassine Marco Marroccu
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Yassine Marco Marroccu, Mehdi El Khaoudy, Aida Zeghari
fotografia/cinematography
Luca Coassin, Djordje Arambasic
montaggio/film editing
Srdjan Ristic
suono/sound
Francesco Kermit Siliotto
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Mohamed Zouaoui (Jamal Afina), Aziz Dadas (Chairman), Sonia Okacha (Nora), Ljubisa Ristic (se stesso/himself), Kamal Kadimi (Hsseyne), Sahar Seddiki (Haifaa), Mohamed El Hassouni (Don Pino), The Radio Zastava
produttori/producers
Nouralhaq Ayatoallah, Said Aboukir
produzione/production
Ns Cine

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contatti/contacts
Mirage Film
Andrea Taschler
[email protected]
http://miragefilm.hu/

Director statement

“The story of Afina is contemporary and engaged because it is the story of each of us here and now, it is a second opportunity for all of humanity to reflect and understand where we have lost our humanity. Where and at what point of our individual and collective journey have we sacrificed the last chance of salvation. I feel the film able to touch, even if minimally, anyone.”

Synopsis Learn more

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In the lost world, after a four months drought, an ordinary man randomly gets picked to be the guest of a satirical radio show in order to represent the emptiness of an everyman from the street. This is the story of Jamal Afina, a man on the verge of death, who reveals an extraordinary journey of a life looking for his lost paradise, from Eastern European theatres to training camps in the Sahara desert, and from the United States of 9/11 until the drained and polluted lost world. But the life story of this seemingly regular man will inspire many listeners. The whole world will tune in to listen to the tales of Jamal Afina.

Director All about direction

Yassine Marco Marroccu

Yassine Marco  Marroccu

Yassine Marco Marroccu (Udine, Italy, 1979) has graduated from audiovisual arts at the University of Udine in 2003. He has a wide knowledge of international productions working in Morocco and Italy as producer and director since the 2000s. As the owner of Eclipse Production he helped the development of several projects and the formation of young technicians, he directed advertisements, short films, and he participated in various humanitarian projects in the North-African region and in South-East Europe. In 2000 he directed his first short film, Gnawas; the film was invited to many international film festivals; in 2013 his short film Entropya received the Grand Prix in Alger Short Festival, among other prizes. In the last years he has worked on Catharsys or the Afina Tales of the Lost World, his first feature film.

Filmography:
Gnawas (cm, 2000), Trr…Issa!!! Blave Runner (cm, 2002), Derdba (cm, 2004), Tre - Sé - Shalosh (coregia/codirector Elisabetta Minen, 2011), Ana L’hay (doc., 2012), Entropya (cm, 2013), Rouge Ailleurs (cm, 2014), Catharsys or the Afina Tales of the Lost World (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film


regia, scenografia/director, production design
Yassine Marco Marroccu
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Yassine Marco Marroccu, Mehdi El Khaoudy, Aida Zeghari
fotografia/cinematography
Luca Coassin, Djordje Arambasic
montaggio/film editing
Srdjan Ristic
suono/sound
Francesco Kermit Siliotto
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Mohamed Zouaoui (Jamal Afina), Aziz Dadas (Chairman), Sonia Okacha (Nora), Ljubisa Ristic (se stesso/himself), Kamal Kadimi (Hsseyne), Sahar Seddiki (Haifaa), Mohamed El Hassouni (Don Pino), The Radio Zastava
produttori/producers
Nouralhaq Ayatoallah, Said Aboukir
produzione/production
Ns Cine

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contatti/contacts
Mirage Film
Andrea Taschler
[email protected]
http://miragefilm.hu/

Director statement Read more

“The story of Afina is contemporary and engaged because it is the story of each of us here and now, it is a second opportunity for all of humanity to reflect and understand where we have lost our humanity. Where and at what point of our individual and collective journey have we sacrificed the last chance of salvation. I feel the film able to touch, even if minimally, anyone.”