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Name: Pégase

Country: Marokko

Year of publication: 2010

Format: 35mm, DCP, DVD, Digital

Color: color

Language : OF m. dt. UT

Duration: 104 Minuten

Direction: Mouftakir, Mohamed

Screenplay: Mouftakir, Mohamed

Camera: Castro, Xavier

Editing: Fourre, Julien

Sound: Mekraz, Taoufik

Actor: Drissi, Majdouline; Ladib, Sadia; Roukh, Driss; Niazi, Nadia; El Baz, Anas


Rihina is a young woman who grew up in the country and as a victim of a traumatic experience has ended up in psychiatric treatment. Her doctor, Zineb, tries to get behind the secret of her strange behaviour and in the process falls into a situation which threatens to spiral out of control…

Director Mohamed Mouftakfir says of his film, “It is the legend, the myth of reproduction and power, of man and woman. Zineb is 40 years old. She is the symbol of an entire generation that dreams of immediate change. The young girl, Rihina, however, is a character on the margin of society which reveals its true self amongst its minorities and those marginalised. This film is an unprecedented turn for this rare form of film narration in Moroccan cinema… The narration is not linear, jumping from the present to the past, from dreams to reality. It represents the timelessness of the subconscious, in which the young girl is victim as a result of her ignorance.”

At the Pan-African Film Festival FESPACO 2011 Mohamed Mouftakir was awarded the feature film competition’s main prize, the “Etalon d’or de Yennenga”, for his innovative filmmaking.