Icflix production makes Oscars pre-selection list

'Burn Out' written and directed by award-winning Moroccan director, Noureddine Lakhmari, has been chosen in the pre-selection for Best Foreign Film at the 2019 Oscars.
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The ICFLIX production 'Burn Out' written and directed by award-winning Moroccan director, Noureddine Lakhmari, has been chosen in the pre-selection for Best Foreign Film at the 2019 Oscars.

In accordance to the Moroccan Cinematographic Center (CCM) the movie has been chosen to represent Morocco by a selection committee chaired by producer Souad Lamriki, in line with the criteria established by the Oscars Academy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Burn Out is ICFLIX’s first production from Morocco and is a powerful story set in the rich and poor zones of the country’s largest metropolis, Casablanca

The story revolves around three main characters from different social backgrounds: A rich man who drives a Maserati through the streets of Casablanca; a 13-year-old boy who shines shoes in an attempt to earn enough money to pay for a foot prosthesis for his mother; and a young woman who is a student by day and a call girl at night.

ICFLIX started its own original productions in 2014 with HIV and Al Makida as well as Dunia, its first original Arabic animation production for kids.

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