Badis (Morocco: 1989)

Director

M.A. Tazi

Cast list

Maribel Verdu
Zakia Tahiri
Jilali Ferhati
Miguel Molina

Credits

Screenplay: Nour-Eddine Sail and Farida Bed Lyazid
Director of Photography: Federico Ribes

Synopsis

This film features two women Moira and Touria who both experience oppression from the male figures in their lives. Moira is oppressed by her father Ba Abdellah who is a fisherman. Touria is the wife of a teacher who also regulates her movements and accuses her of being unfaithful even though she constantly denies it. Both these women develop a bond and when they choose to go against the grain their decision ends up being a fatal one.

Reviews

Youness Abeddour, Badis: A journey towards the Colonial Legacy! Mr Morocco (Blog) 

Pamela Nice, A Moroccan Cinema of Proximity.  AL Jadid

Khannous (2010) "Themes of female imprisonment and rebellion: M.A. Tazi's film Badis", The Journal of North African Studies, 15:4, 451-463

Tazi, M.A and Kevin Dwyer. Beyond Casablanca: M.A. Tazi and the Adventure of Moroccan Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2004. Print