Tunisia, Egypt & Morocco

Tunisia, Egypt & Morocco

The fifth installment of Filmatique's Foreign Language Oscar Submissions series features films from Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco.

Leila Bouzid's debut feature As I Open My Eyes traces a young woman's struggle to navigate her family's conservative values and her dreams of pursuing a musical career amidst the surveillant atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Tunisia, while Mohamed Diab's Clash encounters the Arab Spring's aftermath from the vantage point of a police truck as protests erupt across Egypt. In his fourth feature Horses of God, celebrated Moroccan auteur Nabil Ayouch interrogates the origins of violence, examining the social realities that enable the cultivation of vulnerable young men into martyrs.

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Tunisia, Egypt & Morocco
  • As I Open My Eyes


    Leyla Bouzid • 2015 • Tunisia

    Farah struggles to pursue her singing career during a revolution.

    While her parents have traditional aspirations for her, Farah is spending her summer performing in a political rock band, while carrying out a clandestine affair with one of her bandma...

  • Clash

    Mohamed Diab • 2017 • Egypt

    A tense political thriller seen from the vantage point of a police car.

  • Horses of God

    Nabil Ayouch • 2012 • Morocco

    Based on the 2003 Casablanca bombings, Nabil Ayouch's fourth film was selected as Morocco's official submission to the 86th Academy Awards.