Talal Selhami – ACHOURA

Q&A village - 12/04/2019 20:15

A graduate of a Master’s degree in cinema, French-Moroccan director Talal Selhami began his career by directing several short films. One of them, SINISTRA (2006) was selected for many international festivals, for example the Sitges International Fantasy Film Festival (Spain), Fantasia (Canada), and Screamfest L.A. (United States). His first feature film MIRAGES was a thriller set in the Moroccan desert and produced by the well-known Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch. The film was part of the official competition at the Marrakech Festival, where it quickly won the acclaim of the public and the critics. MIRAGES continued its international career in the official competition of festivals such as Gérardmer and the BIFFF, where it won the special mention of the jury. In 2014, Talal Selhami set up his own production company in Morocco, Overlook Films, with a strong desire to develop other types of films and to further explore genre filmmaking. Subsequently, he directed ACHOURA, the first feature film with a creature inspired by Moroccan mythology. The movie was presented as a work in progress at last year’s BIF Market and will now have its world premiere at the BIFFF.