Gasparilla International Film Festival Announces:
Screening of 'What a Wonderful World', Wednesday, May 27, 7:30pm
'What a Wonderful World' by Faouzi Bensaidi, a film from Morocco, part of the prestigious 2009 Global Lens Film Series, will screen at Studio @ 620 at 7:30pm- Wednesday, May 27th. Tickets are $10 at the door, but members of the Gasparilla International Film Festival may attend free.
What A Wonderful World
A film by Faouzi Bensaïdi
French and Arabic, with subtitles in English
Morocco, 2006 (94 minutes)
Souad is a prostitute whose best friend is Kenza, a tough traffic cop. Kamel is a stony-eyed contract killer who receives his hit orders via the Internet; he is also Souad's favorite customer. When Kenza falls in love with Kamel, the two begin a bizarre courtship doomed by their disparate lines of work, and a persistent cyber-snooping hacker who stumbles upon the site where Kamel receives his murderous contracts. Moroccan actor-director Faouzi Bensaïdi's promiscuously stylish film is a new vision of an old culture, unveiling an uncommon Casablanca caught in a world wide web of associations and consequences.
About the Director
Faouzi Bensaïdi was born in Meknes, Morocco in 1967. After studying at the Rabat Institute of Dramatic Art, he began his career directing for the stage, and in 1997, he directed his first short film, The Cliff. His two subsequent shorts, The Wall and The Rain Line, won prizes at the Cannes International Film Festival, and the Venice International Film Festival. His first feature film, A Thousand Months, premiered in 2003. What a Wonderful World is his second feature film.
WHEN: May 27, 2009, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Studio @ 620, 620 First Avenue South St., Petersburg
ADMISSION: $10 general admission (Students/Seniors $5)
Gasparilla International Film Festival Members Attend for Free.
Sponsored by: KNOPIK MOORE DESKINS, Trial Attorneys