LES FEMMES DU PAVILLON J (THE WOMEN IN BLOCK J)
FILMFORUM IM MUSEUM LUDWIG
Three patients and a nurse from a women’s psychiatric ward in Casablanca, Morocco, from different ages and social backgrounds, confront their suffering and forge a strong friendship, escaping in occasional nocturnal escapades that slowly help to bring them back to life. At the Marrakesh Film Festival, director Mohamed Nadif explained: ‘The film is about depression, but it is primarily about how women that are weak and in need can free themselves through the power of friendships with one another. The film is not against men. It is more a tribute to the courage of the women without whom we couldn’t live a fulfilling life.
LES FEMMES DU PAVILLON J (THE WOMEN IN BLOCK J) Direction: Mohamed Nadif, DCP, OF m. engl. UT, 95 min