La Boutique| 1hr : 09mins
Director: Carmen Arza Hidalgo & Sylvain Piot | Producer: Sylvain Piot
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: France
In Essaouira, Morocco, four young Moroccans try to earn their living in a carpet shop. But customers are few, and everyday life can get heavy. As the Occident files past their door, they stand waitingâ€¦. What else can they do? Mobarak, the main salesman, never seems to worry: he has a plan for the future. The young Hamid follows him everywhere, trying to learn a little about the business. Ahmed, the boss, doesnâ€™t care about carpets: he would love to go back to his first passion, woodwork. And Ali, sad Ali, always looking away, what are his dreams? Caught between laughter, frustration and hopes, they stand waiting.