Dir. Nabil Ayouch France/Morocco 2021 102 mins (12A)
Anas Basbousi, Ismail Adouab
Arabic with English subtitles
Anas is starting a new job as a music teacher in a cultural centre in Morocco. He faces conflicts between getting the best out of the students, while alienating the principal and some of the parents. Developing rap skills in the students he wins them over, but can he get the principal on his side. A classic school film, but set in a new milieu and the religious tensions of Morocco.
“It infects the audience with its passion and the unshakable belief that a person who has self-confidence and self-expression can really change society.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter