The Narrow Frame Of Midnight

Director: Tala Hadid
Countries: Morocco/France/UK
Year: 2014
Running Time: 93 min.
Languages: Arabic and French with English subtitles

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A young orphan, Aicha, who was taken and sold from her home, was found alone in the forests of central Morocco. She has a personal history that reveals a courageous attempt at self-determination. Aicha finds herself at the mercy of a petty criminal, Abbas, and his conflicted girlfriend, Nadia. They soon cross paths with Zacaria, a Moroccan/Iraqi writer, who has left everything behind to search for his missing brother. The group embarks on a journey that will lead them across Morocco, to Istanbul, the plains of Kurdistan and beyond.


About the Director

Tala Hadid

Biography: Writer, Director and Photographer Tala Hadid has made several short films, including Tes Cheveux Noirs Ihsan, which received an Academy Award and won the Panorama Best short Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival. She has also made various documentaries including Sacred Poet on Pier Paolo Pasolini. Her work has shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, L’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Goteberg Kunsthalle in Sweden, the Goethe Institute/Cairo, the Los Angeles County Museum, Zoom Art Fair/Miami/Basel, la Cinémathèque Francaise in Paris, the Seville Biennale, the Jonathan Schorr Gallery NYC and the Photographer’s Gallery in London. Last year, the Fine Art photography publisher Stern published a volume of a selection of Hadid’s photographs as part of its Stern Fotografie Portfolio series of emerging photographers. The Narrow Frame of Midnight was nominated for the Muhr Award Best Fiction Feature, at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2014.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
 The Narrow Frame Of Midnight (2015).

Your Dark Hair Ishan (2005);
The Welcome Table Project: “Siby and Maria Episode” (TV Series – 2013);
The Narrow Frame of Midnight (2014).