The superb Ang Lee film Life of Pi is one of the two movies on offer in Fez this week at Café Clock
Film times: Monday & Friday @ 6pm - Entry is free
Majid - Directed by Nassim Abbasi with Ibrahim Albakali, Lot Saber and Abderrahim Tounssi.. The movie is in Darija with French subtitles.
The main character, a ten-year-old Moroccan orphan named Majid, has recently moved to Mohammadia with his brother. His brother is an appealing and careless drunk. Majid makes very little money on the streets selling books, and lives a very simple and disheartening life. From the start of the film, Majid is having reoccurring nightmares and soon realizes that he cannot remember his deceased parents' (who had died in a fire) faces anymore. He also realizes that he has no photographs of his parents, except for a ruined family photograph, in which his parents' heads are burnt away from the photo due to the fire. He meets a new street-smart friend named Larbi, who helps him on the journey to find a photograph of his parents. This search leads them to the big city of Casablanca where they come face to face with many dangerous events and become part of a moving adventure.
Life of Pi - Directed by Ang Lee with Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan,
Adil Hussain. The movie English with French subtitles.
Life of Pi is adapted from the fantasy adventure novel of the same name by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.