Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Renault 12

Mohamed El Khatib

Palace x Théâtre National

Renault 12 is a cinematographic experience born from a documentary material: my mother’s death. This testimony is a collection of confidences, an intimate epic, a pathway towards death and what follows : ceremonies, the repatriation of a body and administrative constraints.

This film is where I unveil some cultural gaps, between my family from Tangier, myself and hospital environment, thanks to audio and video recordings. Renault 12 is a fragmented, teaching narrative that trace a mourning journey according to its different rituals, on both sides of the Mediterranean. Then, two transit standpoints mingle: the one of a coffin transported from France to Morroco, then the one of a heritage that has to transit from Morroco to France. Renault 12 is a French model of vehicle, highly renowned in Morroco in the seventies for its velocity in the moutain and in hostile topography.

 

Calendar

  • - 19:00

Information

Language

vo fr surtitrage fr, en

Duration

79'

Venue

Cinéma Palace

Cast

Réalisateur
Mohamed El Khatib

Musique
Fabrice Osinski 
Antoine Bailly
Nicolas Joriot

Photo
Frédéric Hocké

Scénario
Mohamed El Khatib