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.
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.