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ECFA Award Winner

Departure, The

English title: Departure, The
Original title: Départ, Le
France, Marocco, 2020, 25 min.

Director: Saïd Hamich Benlarbi
Production company:
Barney Production
17 rue de Pali Kao
75020 – Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 9 72 52 54 86

Co-producers: Mont Fleuri Production
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

Morocco, 2004. Adil, aged 11, spends the summer playing with his friends and waiting for his idol, Olympic runner Hicham El Guerrouj, to compete in his last Games. The arrival of his father and older brother from France for a few days will mark him forever.

Mo&Friese 2021 (ECFA Award)
Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne 2021 (ECFA Award)
Huesca International Short Film Festival 2021
Cleveland International Film Festival 2021
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2021
Dakar Court 2020
Torino Short Film Market 2020
International Festival of Francophone Film in Acadie 2020
CINEMANIA Francophone Film Festival 2020
FIFF 2020 (awarded)
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2020
Prix UniFrance du court-métrage 2020


Study guide: German