Queens

Director/Writer: Yasmine Benkiran. Produced by Petit Film (FR), Akka Films (CH), Mont Fleuri Productions (MA), Deuxième Ligne (FR), Need productions (BE) and Key Film (NL).

Funding Netherlands Film Fund: Minority co-production feature film and documentary.

Queens

Set in Casablanca, a trio of women with the police on their tail embark on a quest that takes them across the rugged red terrain and flower-filled valleys of the Atlas finally to reach the Atlantic ocean. The film involves a mother and the daughter she is desperate to rescue from care, and a young woman whose truck they hijack as they flee the authorities. All three eventually form a close bond as they continue to avoid capture on their journey towards freedom.

Festival: Venice Film Festival 2022