Faux départ

  • 23'
  • Morocco
  • 2015
The latest film by French-Moroccan artist Yto Barrada observes the elaborate fossil industry in Morocco. Paying homage to the 'preparators' in the arid region between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, whose intrepid work is fuelling a thriving trade in artifacts real, faux and hybrid, False Start is a rebuke to the fetishistic thirst for foreign objects, a sly meditation on authenticity, and a paean to creativity. (Andréa Picard) Winner Tiger Award for Short Films 2016.
Director
Yto Barrada
Country of production
Morocco
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
23'
Medium
DCP
International title
False Start
Language
Arabic
Producer
Sean Gullette
Sales
Yto Barrada
Cinematography
Javier Ruiz Gomez
Editor
Kate Abernethy
Sound Design
Ruy Garcia
Website
http://www.ytobarrada.com