Laila, a young unemployed Moroccan IT professional, leaves her country to do seasonal work in Belgium. The young woman ends up on André’s small family farm, where he grows apples and pears. Laila rapidly becomes disenchanted as she discovers the deeply unfair system that regulates the contracts of seasonal workers. Gradually, her feeling of revolt spreads to those around her and disrupts life on André’s farm.
In this Belgo-Moroccan coproduction, Iota Production and K Films, the filmmaker cleverly translates the rebellion of Moroccan youth into that of seasonal workers in Belgium, a topic little known and shown in films. In his second feature film, Jawad Rhalid, shows in a very realistic manner the relationship between bosses and workers thus making a social film that pays tribute to the unsung labour of the seasonal workers and, by the same token, to our regional landscapes.
Natasja Cavenes (translation cinergie.be)
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