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Watch First Clip from Banned Cannes-Selected Moroccan Prostitution Drama – ‘Much Loved’

Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act   in  ·
June 3, 2015

Selected for the Cannes 2015 Directors’ Fortnight sidebar program is Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch’s “Much Loved” (his follow-up to 2012’s “God’s Horses,” which competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival), the drama, a stark social drama about prostitution, set in Marrakech today, has been banned by the filmmaker’s country (Morocco), because the film “undermines the moral values, and the dignity of Moroccan women, and [is] a flagrant attack on the kingdom’s image,” the Communications Ministry said.

The controversial film follows 4 prostitutes struggling to survive and thrive in the major city in northwest Morocco.

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