The 19th Cinema South Film Festival
In presence of the director Yael Abecassis
and Raymonde Abecassis
* Festive Screening *
Raymonde El Bidaoia
Israel 2020 | 77 min | Hebrew, French & Moroccan | Hebrew & English subtitles
Raymonde—diva, queen, enigma, inspiration, survivor, widow, woman, and mother. Armed with a camera, Yael Abecassis followed her mother and stepped into a world where she had always been a stranger. “You know, daughter, Morocco is a kind of therapy,” Raymonde says, and for the first time, they embark on a journey together: from a childhood in the mellah of Casablanca to the dunes of Ashdod and back to Morocco, where the mother became the legendary Raymonde El Bidaoia—a world-famous Moroccan singer.
Production: Hillel Roseman, Yael Abecassis - Cassis Films | Editing: Tal Rabiner | Cinematography: Yoram Millo | Sound Design: Avi Mizrahi | Music: Assaf Talmud