In Islamic culture, Barzakh represents the intermediate world, a state between life and physical death. Whoever enters Barzakh, is waiting to be judged, but doesn’t know when or where he will be going. Barzakh reproduces this phantasmagorical world sheltered by night, placing in its heart a group of children trapped between two worlds:
Morocco, the hell they think they are running away from and Europe, the paradise they’re hoping to reach.
The hard part is the interval. The day-to-day. The fear. Waking up in the middle of the night to welcome a new day from your hideout. Silently watching the life they desire.
Spain 2019 • 1hr 13mins / 73mins
Arabic, English Subtitles, Hard of Hearing Captions
IDFA 2019. First Appearance Competition.
2019 SEFF. New Waves non fiction. Deluxe Spain award Competitive section’s BEST DIRECTOR.
FIDADOC 2020, Agadir International Documentary Festival, Morocco
VDFF 2020, Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania
FIDBA 2020, International Documentary Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina. MENCIÓN NUEVAS NARRATIVAS
Documentary Film Festival Alcances 2020, Cádiz, Spain. BEST FILM
Indie Lisboa 2020, Portugal. Competição Internacional
8º Festival de Cinema Internacional de Marvao e Valencia de Alcántara, Portugal e España.
Biografilm Festival 2020, Bologna. Italia. Concorso internazionale
IBAFF 2020. Festival Int. De Cine de Murcia. Feature Documentary selection
ASECAN. Andalusian Film Awards 2020. BEST SOUND.
MiradasDOC 2020. Competición Nacional
Gabes Cinema 2020. Official Selection.
Gizazinea 2020. Official Selection.
ICRFF 2020. Int. Children’s Rigtts Film Festival. Official Selection
FCAT 2021. Festival Cine Africano de Tarifa. Special screening
ANIMARIO 2021. Festival Internacional de Animación contemporánea de Madrid. Special screening
Thur 07 Apr | 6:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre
Thur 07 Apr | 8:35 pm