Ilias El Faris

IndieLisboa 2020 •

France, Morocco, Fiction, 2019, 9′

Another hot day in Casablanca’s beach in Marroco. Through El-Faris’s delicate and funny style we witness the emergence of desire in adolescence, the playfulness and curiosity of children and adults trying  to be adults in vain. 

Kids and grown-ups on a beach day in Casablanca, Morocco. Nobody is alone, the interactions are multiple, desire and curiosity are out in broad daylight. Playfulness is mandatory and tenderness is unstoppable. At the end of the day, all the irreverence was worth it. As it always is. A film as deeply freewheeling and sweet as the story it narrates, Sukar is a lesson in editing and storytelling, deeply aware of the capacities of cinema as a universal language. (Ana David)