release date September 27 2022
LIFE SUITS ME WELL Grabs two awards at Tangier National Film Festival
Moroccan film LIFE SUITS ME WELL by Al Hadi Ulad-Mohand won two awards in the 22nd edition of the Tangier National Film Festival; the First Work Award and the Cine Club Award, which marks a total of 5 awards for the film so far.
Previously, the film received two awards at the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam; the Audience Award and Best Actress (Lubna Azabal). It also received the Audience Award at Mediterranean Film Festival Split. It had its world premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, and its Arab world premiere at the Red Sea International Film Festival. The film also joined Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden, and Amman International Film Festival.
LIFE SUITS ME WELL received welcoming critical reviews in Arab and international media, among which Al Jazeera Documentary website stated, “A film full of nostalgia, memories and emotions, it's a song of loving life for characters facing the challenges of pain and loss.” The National News website wrote “LIFE SUITS ME WELL tells a touching tale of family and Alzheimer's in Morocco.” Moreover, DMovies website described the film saying, “A well-made drama and a touching portrait of mental deterioration and its effect on a family in 1990s Morocco.”
It is the mid-1990s. In a small town in the north of Morocco, Fouad is the only employee of the local post office. When he is stricken with neurological disease, his life changes, and a new life begins for Fouad, his wife, and their children. Their home will be filled with love, sorrow, and memories. While Fouad is slowly dying, his family members rediscover themselves. As time goes by, the wounds begin to surface – but the desire to live is inextinguishable.
The film project garnered several awards from the CineGouna Platform, including Grand Prize and Best Film in post-production.
The film was written and directed by Al Hadi Ulad-Mohand and produced by Kasabah Films (Karim Debbagh). MAD Solutions manages the distribution in the Arab world.
Al Hadi Ulad Mohand is a Moroccan director. His early interest in cinema prompted him to attend a documentary filmmaking course at Ateliers Varan in Paris. He graduated from the International Film & Television School in Paris and majored in filmmaking, and then he took part in several Moroccan and foreign productions as an assistant director and an assistant editor for some short films. His short film LE CAFÉ DES PÊCHEURS (2007) was selected for several festivals, including the Locarno International Film Festival.