I Loved so Much

Morocco/France 2008, Documentary, 52’ | Director, Realization Dalila Ennadre

»I wanted to live and love, like all modern women«, says Fadma, who is now 75-years-old. When she was young she was employed by the French Army as a prostitute and accompanied the soldiers in the war in Indochina. Far from being nostalgic or regretting her work, she presents herself in Dalila Ennadre’s intimate portrait as an open and extremely entertaining protagonist. Today Fadma earns a living for herself and her adopted sons as a beggar and fights to be recognised by France as a war veteran. Her bubbling energy incites one to listen, to sympathise and learn more about the legacy of colonial Moroccan history.

 

Biography
Born in 1966 in Casablanca (Morocco), DALILA ENNADRE was raised in France. Between 1985 and 1996, she spent time in Guyana, Germany, Morocco and Canada. This self-taught filmmaker directs documentaries, concentrating on portraits of women and their daily life.

 

Films by Dalila Ennadre
I Have Something to Tell You 2005 | Fama, a Heroin without Glory 2004 | Mé Aïcha’s Caravane 2002 | El Batalett, Women From the Medina 2001 | Desert Wolves 1999 | Idols in the Shadow 1992 | By Allah’s Mercy 1987 

 

Awards for ›I Loved So Much‹
Preis für die beste Dokumentation, African Cinema Festival, Tarifa, 2008 |
spezielle Erwähnung der Jury, Carthage Cinema Journey, 2008

 

 

Dalila Ennadre
Morocco, France
2008
Documentary
2012
Focus: The Arab World