Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2019
Zanka Contact
Pays concerné : Maroc
Durée : 120 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : fiction

Français

LOGLINE
Dans un Casablanca déjanté, la passion brûlante de Larsen le rocker en peau de serpent et de Rajae l’Amazone des rues met le feu à un Maroc inattendu dans cette histoire d’amour, de trauma et de rock n’roll.

SYNOPSIS
Dans un Casablanca déjanté, la passion brûlante de Larsen le rocker et de Rajae l’Amazone des rues met le feu à un Maroc inattendu peuplé de Calamity Janes berbères, de concerts de métal, de serpents venimeux et de flics tortionnaires. Un trauma enfoui commun les rapproche : le rock n’roll les unit, la voix d’or de Rajae et la guitare en peau de serpent de Larsen. Peut- être leur seul espoir réside-t-il dans une chanson, celle qu’ils rêvent et écrivent à deux : Zanka Contact.

Un film de Ismaël EL IRAKI

Maroc / France / Belgique, 2020, fiction, 2h00, Road-movie rock et romantique entre polar et film musical, 90 min

avec Khansa Batma, Ahmed Hammoud, Saïd Bey, Abderrahmane Oubihem, Mourad Zaoui, Fatima Attif

Titre Original : Zanka Contact
Durée : 120′
Année de production: 2020
Type : Fiction
Pays : Maroc, France, Belgique


Producteur : Saïd Hamich – BARNEY PRODUCTIONS (France)
Coproducteurs : Sebastian Schelenz – VELVET FILMS (Belgique), Saïd Hamich – MONT FLEURI (Maroc)

Réalisateur : Ismaël El Iraki

Auteur : Ismaël El Iraki

Image : Benjamin Rufi

Costumes : Alice Eyssartier

Son : Fabrice Osinski

Montage : Camille Mouton

Montage son : Frédéric Meert

Mixage : Emmanuel de Boissieu

ACTRICES / ACTEURS
Khansa Batma……………….. Rajae, l’Amazone des rues
Ahmed Hammoud…………… Larsen le rocker
Saïd Bey………………………..
Abderrahmane Oubihem……
Mourad Zaoui………………….
Fatima Attif……………………..



Production :
BARNEY PRODUCTION (France)

Coproduction :
– VELVET FILMS (Belgique) / www.velvetfilms.be/film/fr/12/zanka-contact
– MONT FLEURI (Maroc)

Saïd Hamich Benlarbi – Barney Production
17 rue de Pali Kao
75020 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 0972527496
said(@)barneyproduction.com
rym(@)barneyproduction.com

Saïd Hamich Benlarbi – Mont Fleuri Production
23 rue Jean Jaurés
20000 – Casablanca, Morocco
Tel. +212 0522490978
said(@)montfleuriproduction.com
https://montfleuriproduction.com/en/blog/2018/11/24/2001_zanka-contact-en/

Sebastian Schelenz – Velvet Films
107 avenue Besme
1190 – Brussels, Belgium
Tel. +32 0485748924
sebastian(@)velvetfilms.be

Financements :
Avance sur recettes avant production (Centre Cinématographique Marocain), Aide aux Cinémas du Monde (CNC), Tax Shelter, Fédération de Wallonie Bruxelles, Fonds Image de la Francophonie (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie), Doha Film Institute, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)


FESTIVALS

2020 | 부산국제영화제 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Corée du Sud, Octobre 2020
* Sélection Officielle

2020 | BFI London Film Festival, Londres, Octobre 2020
* Sélection Officielle

2020 | 77ème Biennale de Venise | 2.09 – 12.09 2020, Italie
* Sélection : section Orizzonti
* Première Mondiale (World Premiere)
* PRIX ORIZZONTI DE LA MEILLEURE ACTRICE, à Khansa Batma
www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2020/orizzonti/zanka-contact
www.labiennale.org/en/news/official-awards-77th-venice-film-festival

2019 | Ateliers de l’Atlas, Marrakech, Maroc
* Prix de l’Atlas – (projet en Postproduction)

English

In hellish Casablanca, a car-crash sets ablaze a burning, passionate love story between has-been rocker Larsen and the streetwise amazon Rajae. An unspoken trauma is their common history; rock’n’roll their mutual saviour. Larsen’s snakeskin-covered guitar and Rajae’s liquid gold voice could be heaven, if only everything from his drug-induced visions to her music-buff pimp didn’t get in the way. The only hope for their blooming romance is to skip this ferocious town. Is there a way out of this crazy Moroccan underworld with its menagerie of sadistic cops, venomous snakes, metal concerts and shotgun-wielding modern-day Calamity Janes? For these punk Romeo and Juliet, maybe the answer lies in a song-the one they’ve been writing and dreaming together: Zanka Contact.

A film by Ismaël EL IRAKI

Morocco / France / Belgium, 2020, fiction, 2h00

starring Khansa Batma, Ahmed Hammoud, Saïd Bey, Abderrahmane Oubihem, Mourad Zaoui, Fatima Attif

Director’s Quote:
Zanka Contact mixes western and romance, violence and laughter, rock ‘n’ roll and traditional desert music. It is directly inspired by the crazy mix of western and eastern influences that is Casablanca. I hope it will do it justice.


Director’s statement
In my mind, Zanka Contact is not a film but a wild fire. The desire for this movie consumed me like a flame, devouring everything in its path. Everything I love: 1970s Moroccan rock bands and Italian westerns, silver skull rings and powerful women characters; the dream of live music on 35mm Cinemascope and the street poetry of Casablanca’s slang. The fire fed on everything I dread too, mixing it all into a flaming cocktail stirred by unhinged fiction. To me, emotion is the only reality. As an African filmmaker I want to claim my right to fiction, to imagination, to a territory seldom occupied by films from my region. Cinema is not about the subject; it’s not even about the story. It’s a spell we fall under: it’s a belief in magic. That, to me, is the political stance of Zanka Contact: to claim a part in this shared dream, not for its subject but for its witchcraft.

Original Title: Zanka Contact
Running Time: 120′
Country: Morocco, France, Belgium
Year of production: 2020
Type: Fiction
Language: Arabic, English

Producers:
Saïd Hamich Benlarbi (Barney Production)
Saïd Hamich Benlarbi (Mont Fleuri Production),
Sebastian Schelenz (Velvet Films)

Director: Ismaël el Iraki
Screenwriter: Ismaël el Iraki
Cinematographer: Benjamin Rufi
Editor: Camille Mouton
Production Designer: Adrien Ernandez
Costume Designer: Alice Eyssartier
Music: Alexandre Tartière, Neyl Nejjai
Sound: Fabrice Osinski, Fred Meert, Ingrid Simon, Manu de Boissieu
Visual Effects: Steve Jama, Cavern FX

Main Cast:
Khansa Batma……………….. Rajae
Ahmed Hammoud…………… Larsen
Saïd Bey………………………..
Abderrahmane Oubihem……
Mourad Zaoui………………….
Fatima Attif……………………..

Production:
Barney Production (Saïd Hamich Benlarbi),
Mont Fleuri Production (Saïd Hamich Benlarbi),
Velvet Films (Sebastian Schelenz)

PRODUCTION – CONTACTS

Saïd Hamich Benlarbi – Barney Production
17 rue de Pali Kao
75020 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 0972527496
said(@)barneyproduction.com
rym(@)barneyproduction.com

Saïd Hamich Benlarbi – Mont Fleuri Production
23 rue Jean Jaurés
20000 – Casablanca, Morocco
Tel. +212 0522490978
said(@)montfleuriproduction.com
https://montfleuriproduction.com/en/blog/2018/11/24/2001_zanka-contact-en/

Sebastian Schelenz – Velvet Films
107 avenue Besme
1190 – Brussels, Belgium
Tel. +32 0485748924
sebastian(@)velvetfilms.be

Funding:
Avance sur recettes avant production (Centre Cinématographique Marocain), Aide aux Cinémas du Monde (CNC), Tax Shelter, Fédération de Wallonie Bruxelles, Fonds Image de la Francophonie (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie), Doha Film Institute, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture


FESTIVALS

2020 | 부산국제영화제 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), South Korea, October 2020
* Official Selection

2020 | BFI London Film Festival, UK, October 2020
* Official Selection

2020 | 77th La Biennale di Venezia | 2.09 – 12.09 2020, Italy
* Sélection : section Orizzonti
* Première Mondiale (World Premiere)
*ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS to:Khansa Batma
www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2020/orizzonti/zanka-contact
www.labiennale.org/en/news/official-awards-77th-venice-film-festival

2019 | Marrakech International Film Festival (Atlas Ateliers), Morocco
* Atlas Award in post production

__________

IT

In una Casablanca infernale, un incidente d’auto è la miccia che accende un’ardente, appassionata storia d’amore tra Larsen, ex musicista rock, e Rajae, amazzone cresciuta alla scuola della strada. In comune hanno un trauma taciuto, ma il rock’n’roll può significare per entrambi la salvezza. La chitarra di Larsen, ricoperta di pelle di serpente, e la voce di Rajae, simile a oro liquido, potrebbero diventare il paradiso, se soltanto ogni cosa, dalle visioni di lui provocate dalla droga al protettore di lei esperto di musica, non si mettesse in mezzo. L’unica speranza per il loro amore è andarsene da una città così spietata. Esiste un modo per sfuggire alla pazzesca malavita marocchina, con il suo serraglio di poliziotti sadici, serpenti velenosi, concerti metal e contemporanee Calamity Jane, con tanto di fucile? Per questi Romeo e Giulietta punk, forse la risposta è nascosta in una canzone, quella che stanno scrivendo e sognando insieme: Zanka Contact.

film di Ismaël EL IRAKI

Francia / Marocco / Belgio, 2020, fiction, 1h40

con Khansa Batma, Ahmed Hammoud, Saïd Bey, Abderrahmane Oubihem, Mourad Zaoui, Fatima Attif

Commento del regista
Nella mia mente, Zanka Contact non è un film, ma un incendio incontrollato. Il desiderio di fare questo film mi ha consumato come una fiamma che divora tutto al suo passaggio. Tutto ciò che amo: le rock band marocchine degli anni Settanta, i western italiani, gli anelli d’argento a forma di teschio, le donne dal carattere forte, il sogno di musica live in Cinemascope 35mm e la poesia della strada nello slang di Casablanca. Il fuoco si è nutrito anche di tutto quello che mi fa paura, mescolando ogni cosa in un cocktail fiammeggiante, agitato da un racconto squinternato. Per me, l’emozione è l’unica realtà. Da regista africano, rivendico il diritto alla finzione, all’immaginazione, a un territorio di rado occupato da film girati nella mia terra. Il cinema non è l’argomento, né la storia. È un incantesimo di cui diventiamo prigionieri: significa credere nella magia. Questa, per me, è la linea politica di Zanka Contact: rivendicare un ruolo in questo sogno condiviso, non per l’argomento, ma per la sua magia.

Durata: 120′
Lingua: Arabo, inglese
Paesi: Francia, Marocco, Belgio

Produzione:
Barney Production (Saïd Hamich Benlarbi), Mont Fleuri Production (Saïd Hamich Benlarbi), Velvet Films (Sebastian Schelenz)

Regia: Ismaël el Iraki
Fotografia: Benjamin Rufi
Montaggio: Camille Mouton
Scenografia: Adrien Ernandez
Costumi: Alice Eyssartier
Musica: Alexandre Tartière, Neyl Nejjai
Suono: Fabrice Osinski, Fred Meert, Ingrid Simon, Manu de Boissieu
Effetti visivi: Steve Jama, Cavern FX

Interpreti:
Khansa Batma……………….. Rajae
Ahmed Hammoud…………… Larsen
Saïd Bey………………………..
Abderrahmane Oubihem……
Mourad Zaoui………………….
Fatima Attif……………………..

PRODUZIONE/DISTRIBUZIONE

PRODUZIONE 1:
Saïd Hamich Benlarbi – Barney Production
17 rue de Pali Kao
75020 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 0972527496
said(@)barneyproduction.com
rym(@)barneyproduction.com

PRODUZIONE 2:
Saïd Hamich Benlarbi – Mont Fleuri Production
23 rue Jean Jaurés
20000 – Casablanca, Morocco
Tel. +212 0522490978
said(@)montfleuriproduction.com
https://montfleuriproduction.com/en/blog/2018/11/24/2001_zanka-contact-en/

PRODUZIONE 3:
Sebastian Schelenz – Velvet Films
107 avenue Besme
1190 – Brussels, Belgium
Tel. +32 0485748924
sebastian(@)velvetfilms.be


2020 | 77th La Biennale di Venezia | 2.09 – 12.09 2020, Italia
* Orizzonti
* PREMIO ORIZZONTI PER LA MIGLIORE INTERPRETAZIONE FEMMINILE a: Khansa Batma
www.labiennale.org/it/cinema/2020/orizzonti/zanka-contact
www.labiennale.org/it/news/official-awards-77th-venice-film-festival

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