Le départ

Morocco, 2004. That summer, 11-year-old Adil spends his days playing with his gang of friends and waiting for the last Olympic Games of his idol, the runner Hicham El Guerrouj. The arrival of his father and his big brother, who came from France for a few days, will mark him forever.

Director Biography

Saïd Hamich was born in 1986 in Fez (Morocco). He is a graduate of the production department of La Fémis and winner of the Producer Cinema Scholarship of the Lagardère Foundation. He was executive producer on several films including Hope by Boris Lojkine, Ni le ciel ni la terre by Clement Cogitore or Sofia by Meryem Benm’Barek. He has produced some thirty shorts and several feature films (Much Loved by Nabil Ayouch - in co-production -, Vent du Nord by Walid Mattar, Volubilis by Faouzi Bensaïdi). Return to Bollene, his first film as a director, nominee for Louis-Delluc Prize for best first film, was released in 2018.

Alternative title

The Departure


Saïd Hamich




Arabic, French






25 min.

Here and There

Friday, 3 September 16:25 - 17:42 / Kijkhuis 2
77 min.
Saturday, 4 September 10:15 - 11:32 / Kijkhuis 2
77 min.

Also in this session

1. Le départ
Saïd Hamich, 25 min.
2. Elong E'Nabe
Niels Devlieghere, 14 min.
3. I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore
Viv Li, 16 min.
4. Anita
Sushma Khadepaun, 18 min.