The movie

The Mother of All Lies (english subtitles)

Award-winning and moving documentary in which director Asmae el Moudir recreates her old neighborhood in Casablanca and reveals a hidden personal and national history.

Length: 97 min
Country: Marokko
Language spoken: Arabic
Language subtitles: English
Director: Asmae El Moudir
Release date: 16/05/2024


A little white lie never hurt anyone, but at director Asmae El Moudir's home, more lies than truths were told. In the lively neighborhood of Casablanca where she grew up, her domineering grandmother ruled the roost: the past was kept secret, and there were no photographs hanging around. In an attempt to unravel this unspoken history, she recreates her neighborhood as a model. Together with family and neighbors, she unorthodoxly reconstructs not only her own painful personal history but also the shared history of Casablanca that has long been hidden.

The bold and creative "The Mother of All Lies" won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival and was Morocco's entry for the Oscars.

This film is screened with English subtitles