Horses of God
aka Les chevaux de Dieu
First screened in August 2017
Director: Nabil Ayouch. Cast: Abdelhakim Rachi, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek, Badr Chakir, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani, Achraf Afir, Said El-Alami, Zouhair Sabri, Othman Younouss, Bouchaib Saakine, Fatima El-Kraimy, Imane Benennia, Nouhaila ben Moumou, Youness Chara, Ahmed Ayach, Abdallah Ouzzad, Mohamed Mabrouk, Mohammed Taleb, Rabii Benjhail Tadlaoui. Screenplay: Cristian Mungiu, Hanane Douch. Screenplay: Jamal Belmahi (based on the novel Les étoiles de Sidi Moumen by Mahi Binebine).

Twitter Capsule: Ayouch shows his usual thematic daring and sturdy construction in this story of how suicide bombers get radicalized.

VOR:   Films by Arabic directors rarely cross to the U.S., and when they do, they aren't always as textured and surprising as this one.

Photo © 2012 Ali'n Productions/Les Films du Nouveau Monde/
Stone Angels/YC Alligator Film/Artémis Productions,
© 2014 Kino Lorber

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Cannes Film Festival: François Chalais Award

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