Moroccon film Traitors selected to screen at Tribeca Film Fest


Traitors, a Moroccon narrative feature-length film, has been selected to screen at Viewpoints, an out-of-competition section of this year’s 13th Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from 16 to 27 April.

Directed and written by Sean Gulette, Traitors will have its North American premiere at Tribeca. In Gulette’s feature debut, Malika sees music as a way to escape a boring and conservative life in Tangier and relishes her role as the lead singer of an all-female punk band.

To get the money for recording after a producer expresses an interest in her music, Malika’s only option may be a drug run across the Moroccan border. Traitors is described as “a spirited and rebellious journey of a young woman breaking from the traditional life set before her’. The movie is in Arabic, English and French with subtitles.

Other movies lined up as part of Viewpoint are writer-director Mariana Rondon’s coming-of-age drama Bad Hair (Pelo Malo); the classic, film noir thriller Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo), which won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival; director and producer Leigh Janiak’s brooding domestic drama Honeymoon; Karpotter (Karpopotnik), a Slovenian road movie about place, time and memory, directed and written by Matjaž Ivanišin; Love & Engineering, a documentary directed and written by Tonislav Hristov which questions whether there is an algorithm for love; director David Mackenzie and writer Jonathan Asser brings the brutality of British prison life to screens in Starred Up; directed and written by Onur Tukel, Summer of Blood is a dark (vampire) comedy about love, lust and humanity; and Young Bodies Heal Quickly, directed by Andrew T Betzer, follows the mesmerising transition of two brothers from drifters to men.

Viewpoints is dedicated to launching new voices and embracing risky and completely original storytelling at Tribeca Film Festival.


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