“Sisters” by Yamina Benguigui rewarded at the Agadir International Film and Migration Festival

The Moroccan festival praised this feature film released last year in French theaters by awarding it two of its most prestigious awards.

The 18th edition of the Agadir Cinema and Migration Festival, in Morocco, ended on Saturday evening after five days of screening. And the movie sisters by the French Yamina Benguigui won two awards, according to jeanmarcmorandini.com: that of best staging for the director and that of best actress for Maïwenn, who holds one of the main roles.

Released in June 2021 in French cinemas, the film follows three Franco-Algerian sisters (played by Maïwenn, Isabelle Adjani and Rachida Brakni) who fly to their country of origin in order to reconnect with their dying father, in the hope tell them where their brother is.

As reported The Morning Moroccothe jury for this 18th edition of the festival was chaired by author Tahar Ben Jelloun, winner of the 1987 Goncourt Prize for The Sacred Night, and completed by Fatma Ben Saïdane, Raphaël Barbibay, Khalil Demmoun and Abderrazak Benchaâbane. The festival program also included a meeting with Samy Naceri.

Original article published on BFMTV.com

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