Maryam Touzany, as a member of the official jury of the 76th Cannes Film Festival, will play a key role in the evaluation and selection of films in competition. As a member of the jury, she will bring her expertise, perspective and informed judgment to determine the winners in different categories. Maryam Touzany’s participation as a member of the jury highlights the importance of diversity and representation in the selection process of the Cannes Film Festival.
The 4 films supported by the «Atlas Workshops» selected:
1.Asmaa EL MOUDIR – The mother of all lies:
This film, directed by Asmaa El Moudir, is presented in the official selection of the 76th Cannes Film Festival. “The mother of all lies” explores the themes of truth, manipulation and the consequences that follow. The film immerses viewers in a compelling story where a mother’s lies have a profound impact on the lives of her family and those around her. Through a powerful narrative, the film addresses universal questions of integrity, trust and responsibility.
2. Faouzi BENSAIDI – Deserts:
“Deserts”, directed by Faouzi Bensaidi, is another Moroccan film selected in the official category of the Cannes Film Festival. This feature film explores the themes of isolation, the quest for identity and the search for meaning in a complex modern world. The film follows the path of a protagonist confronted with physical and emotional deserts, struggling to find his place in a constantly changing environment. With beautiful landscapes and a profound reflection on human existence, “Deserts” promises an intense and introspective cinematic experience.
Kamal LAZRAQ – The Packs:
“Les Meutes”, directed by Kamal Lazraq, is a Moroccan film selected in the official category of the Cannes Film Festival. This film addresses contemporary social and political themes by exploring group dynamics and collective movements. Through a powerful and provocative narrative, the director sheds light on the tensions, aspirations and struggles emerging within the packs, symbolizing the complex social dynamics of our time. The Packs” offers a profound reflection on human nature, individual aspirations and the power of collective movements.
4 . Zineb WAQRIM – Ayyur:
“Ayyur”, directed by Zineb Waqrim, is another Moroccan film presented in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. This feature film explores the story of a young woman facing patriarchal traditions and social constraints in a rural context. Through its journey of resilience and empowerment, the film addresses themes such as individual freedom, gender equality and the quest for identity. Ayyur” offers a unique perspective on the challenges faced by Moroccan women and the search for their own voice in a traditional society.