THE UNKNOWN SAINT (LE MIRACLE DU SAINT INCONNU), 2019
Morocco | HDD, Color, 100’ | Arabic
Director: Alaa Eddine Aljem
Cast: Younes Bouab, Salah Ben Saleh, Bouchaib Semmak
One day, Amine buries a bag of stolen money on a hill in the middle of the desert, making it look like a derelict grave. Years later, when he returns from prison, having completed his sentence, he goes to the fake grave, only to find that the place has become a shrine for an unknown saint. It is a shrine where tourists seek healing and local people make money. Amine has to sneak into that shrine and "steal" the money he has hid. A clever, bold and thought-provoking black comedy from Morocco about religious belief and its capitalist consequences.
This film will be on view from February 24, 12.00 - February 26, 12.00.