Beloved

                                                                             Beloved

Nabil Ayouch the beloved

                                                                              by  Lily Von Valley

Nabil Ayoush’s film is about Moroccan prostitution, seen through the eyes of a group of working girls, encapsulating their world and clients, as well as their victimisers, and showing their relationship to figures of authority and power contrasted with their own powerlessness. The film follows their lives while they ply their trade in Marrakech, touching on transvestism, homosexuality/gay prostitution, lesbianism, police corruption and brutality, drugs, alcohol, and the not so visible paedophilia. The film portrays the group of prostitutes in the light of their work and dreams, charting the girls’ hardship and their longing to escape their existence that seems to offer nothing but a lifestyle spiralling into hedonism and brutality, heading inevitably towards destruction, with the promise of escaping to Europe as their best hope of being saved. Continue reading “Beloved”