The film is written, directed and edited by Hicham Amal and produced by Caravan Chergui Productions.
Moroccan film The Morphine Melody by director Hicham Amal will screen at Cinema Al Kindi in Syria on February 26. The screening comes as part of the film’s tour across the Arab region, where it has previously landed its world premiere at the 42nd Cairo International Film Festival, within Horizons of Arab Cinema competition.
The Morphine Melody follows Saïd Ettayer, a talented and a well- known violinist who lost his memory in a car accident. He gradually starts to remember all his memories and he gets back to his normal life after a few days. However, months later, he realizes that he cannot remember how he used to create music.
Written, directed and edited by Hicham Amal, the film is produced by Caravan Chergui Productions and features an all-Moroccan cast including, Hicham Bahloul, Yasmina Bennani, Hassan Badida and Abdellan BenSaid. MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution across the Arab world.
In 2016, Hicham Amal finished his award-winning feature debut The Morphine Melody, which received Best Editing and Best First Feature Film awards at the Moroccan National Film Festival in Tangier, Morocco, and was selected to compete within Muhr Awards Programme at the Dubai International Film Festival. A remake of The Morphine Melody has been released in 2020.