Cannes Entry ‘The Mother of All Lies,’ About Deception Within Filmmaker’s Family, Debuts Trailer (EXCLUSIVE) |

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The trailer for Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir’s Cannes introduction “The Mother of All Lies” debuts present (below). The documentary hybrid, astir nan lies that pervaded El Moudir’s puerility successful Casablanca, has its premiere successful Un Certain Regard connected May 24. World income are being handled by Autlook Filmsales.

The movie starts pinch El Moudir wanting to cognize why she has only 1 photograph from her childhood, and why nan woman successful nan image isn’t moreover her.

To get to nan truth, El Moudir and her begetter build a miniature group that recreates their neighborhood, and bring nan full family to nan soundstage wherever it is built.

She past originates to inquire questions, unraveling nan story, letting her family members talk, asking probing questions. Slowly, she originates to interrogate nan tales that her mother, begetter and grandma person told each her life astir their location and their country, starting to understand nan layers of deception and intentional forgetting that person shaped her life.

Asmae El Moudir

In nan film, she uses her ain sound – arsenic a kid and arsenic an big – to lead nan story. “My questions and my fantasized memories — betwixt fabrication and reality, betwixt truth and lies — show really difficult it is to build one’s personality erstwhile each your memories are unreliable,” El Moudir says.

“I americium not trying to archive nan existent communicative of my family but to make a movie astir nan multiplicity of points of position and nan plurality of interpretations that beryllium wrong 1 household, not only for nan liking of family history but for that of nationalist history arsenic well.”

El Moudir is simply a Paris- and Rabat-based director, screenwriter and producer. She has directed short documentaries for SNRT, Al Jazeera Documentary, BBC and Al Araby TV. She completed nan mid-length movie “The Postcard” successful 2020. “The Mother of All Lies” is her first characteristic film.