03/06/2013

Hicham Lasri, Moroccan director

“I couldn’t cheat”

Events and Festivals, Morocco

Moroccan director Hicham Lasri’s second feature, They Are the Dogs, screened in the Cannes Film Festival's ACID section.

In They Are the Dogs, a television crew -- presenter, cameraman and intern --- set off to cover social movements in Morocco. They soon become intrigued by the appearance and strange behaviour of a man named Majhoul, and decide to focus their report on him.

Euromed Audiovisual met the director in Cannes.

"I couldn’t cheat: Everyone knows that it's the television crew's camera, a "character" in the film, that is filming. As for crane shots, travelling shots, or long shots of the four of them, nobody would have been there to film them. I tried to create synergy between the filming methods and the story."

"You don't know where fiction stops and gives way to the film's documentary side."

Interview in French

share this article by email print this page