Emoving. This is the first adjective that comes to mind after watching Ismaël Ferroukhi’s latest film. Ten years after Free men and The big trip (who is today a reference in Moroccan cinematography) the Moroccan-French director returns with Mica. A feature film that describes, almost in the form of a tale, a reality that always hurts, evoking social inequalities, child labor and the need to go elsewhere. Mica, a child from the province, finds himself working in a tennis club in Casablanca. He spends his days cleaning the grounds, picking up litter. He is humiliated by the “good family” children who frequent the club. Until a meeting with a former tennis champion changes her fate. Because Mica has an instinctive gift for the sport.
The tennis court, a place of social conflict
The particularity of this film compared to …