Programmed by Lysa Heurtier Manzanares
Anissa has nothing but passionate and unconditional love for her grandmother Takia. But Takia is getting weaker day after day. Her life only exists within the four walls of her living room. Anissa wished she could stop time and still be the little grand-daughter her grand-mother loves so dearly. But she will have to learn to make room for herself again.
They eat strawberries smothered in whipped cream in Takia’s sunny living room. In this vibrantly childlike image, Anissa finds herself caught in a trap. It’s about a man. Her grandmother talks to her about marriage, about time passing. Anissa tries to say something, then sighs. Is this to get her breath back? To argue? Because she’s given in? Takia tells her that she used to do as she liked, but it’s not totally clear either if this is a reproach or acceptance. Anissa will fulfil her grandmother’s dream and her path in this film brings us back to the complexity of modernity that works in a timeframe all of its own. Anissa takes some of the weight off her grandmother’s shoulders, continues to perform in the theatre and thanks her for her mahjoubas, the taste of which she’ll never forget.
Lysa Heurtier Manzanares