FEB. 27 ONLY
The Mother of all Lies
Directed by Asmae El Moudir
Starring Mohamed El Moudir, Asmae El Moudir

Rated NR | Runtime 1 hours & 37 minutes

Young Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir wants to know why she only has one photograph from her childhood, and why the girl in the picture isn’t even her. She decides to explore the past and its mysteries by creating a handmade replica of the Casablanca neighborhood where she grew up. There, she begins to interrogate the tales her mother, father and grandmother tell about their home and their country. Slowly, she starts to unravel the layers of deception and intentional forgetting that have shaped her life. The truth is hard to face, but in this sometimes surreal nonfiction film, El Moudir begins to draw what is real to the surface.


Tue Feb 27
7:00p



FEB. 27 ONLY
The Mother of all Lies
Directed by Asmae El Moudir
Starring Mohamed El Moudir, Asmae El Moudir

Rated NR | Runtime 1 hours & 37 minutes

Young Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir wants to know why she only has one photograph from her childhood, and why the girl in the picture isn’t even her. She decides to explore the past and its mysteries by creating a handmade replica of the Casablanca neighborhood where she grew up. There, she begins to interrogate the tales her mother, father and grandmother tell about their home and their country. Slowly, she starts to unravel the layers of deception and intentional forgetting that have shaped her life. The truth is hard to face, but in this sometimes surreal nonfiction film, El Moudir begins to draw what is real to the surface.

Presented as part of the VAFF @ Violet Crown film series in partnership with Virginia Film Festival.


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City Garages Only (Market & Water St.)
Must bring ticket into Cinema