NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
CULTURAL AMBASSADOR PRIZE

My Uncle

Mon Oncle / Aammi

NASSIM ABASSI
Morocco, 2016
115 minutes, Color

Known for its biting social criticism, My Uncle is a humorous, entertaining film that does not shy away from addressing cultural struggles in the modern world. Alia is a struggling actress living in Rabat with her two roommates. As she attempts to navigate her way in cinema — in spite of the negative perceptions of women in the acting profession — she remains diligently optimistic that she will become a famous actress. One day her Uncle Abderraouf, who she barely knows, visits her from out of town. As a result of his visit, Alia's life is thrown into a comedic confusion of circumstances as she juggles hosting her uncle and pursuing her acting career, while facing problems with her fiancĂ© and his family. Uncle Abderraouf is played by the beloved and legendary comic artist, 80-year old Abderrahim Tounsi, who created a Moroccan Chaplin-style character that was hugely popular in the 1970s and early 80s.—Various sources

In Arabic with English subtitles

Co-presented with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
CULTURAL AMBASSADOR PRIZE

My Uncle

Mon Oncle / Aammi

NASSIM ABASSI
Morocco, 2016,
115 minutes, Color


Known for its biting social criticism, My Uncle is a humorous, entertaining film that does not shy away from addressing cultural struggles in the modern world. Alia is a struggling actress living in Rabat with her two roommates. As she attempts to navigate her way in cinema — in spite of the negative perceptions of women in the acting profession — she remains diligently optimistic that she will become a famous actress. One day her Uncle Abderraouf, who she barely knows, visits her from out of town. As a result of his visit, Alia's life is thrown into a comedic confusion of circumstances as she juggles hosting her uncle and pursuing her acting career, while facing problems with her fiancĂ© and his family. Uncle Abderraouf is played by the beloved and legendary comic artist, 80-year old Abderrahim Tounsi, who created a Moroccan Chaplin-style character that was hugely popular in the 1970s and early 80s.—Various sources

In Arabic with English subtitles

Co-presented with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco


Friday, October 20
8:30 PM
$13.00
Saturday, October 28
4:45 PM
$13.00

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

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