Raymonde El Bidaoia
Raymonde—diva, queen, enigma, inspiration, survivor, widow, woman, and mother. Armed with a camera, Yael Abecassis followed her mother and stepped into a world where she had always been a stranger. “You know, daughter, Morocco is a kind of therapy,” Raymonde says, and for the first time, they embark on a journey together: from a childhood in the mellah of Casablanca to the dunes of Ashdod and back to Morocco, where the mother became the legendary Raymonde El Bidaoia—a world-famous Moroccan singer. As they journey, Yael discovers a woman who articulates her weaknesses and the complexities of her choices with keen self-awareness, even when mother and daughter are transposed, twined together by guilt, admiration, pain, and above all else—limitless love and music.
Director: Yael Abecassis
Producer: Hillel Roseman, Yael Abecassis
Production Company: Cassis Films
Duration: 78 min.
Date of Release: 05/09/2020
Country of Production: Israel
Language: Hebrew, French, Moroccan
Subtitles: Hebrew, English
Channel 8, Israel
Involved Institutions and Other Financiers
Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts, The Avi Chai Foundation
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