A newly married couple in a Moroccan city dream of shifting to a new house. The girl works as a housemaid and her husband works at a mall where he loses his job for acting in a high-handed manner with a customer. The underlying focus on class conflict may seem a little ‘in your face’ sometimes, but what one takes away from the film is the love story at its core. There are scenes between the couple that are set amongst ancient ruins that are of breathtaking quality.
Look up VOLUBILIS (2017, Morocco) by Faouzi Bensaidi on MUBI.
Ranjan Das is a Mumbai based filmmaker & faculty.