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Director as Antihero in Moroccan Movie

We did a segment today with Rasha Salti, curator of CinemaEast, a film festival of movies from the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporas. It runs through Thursday at IFC Center here in New York City.

I rarely get to see movies anymore, so I was delighted to be tasked with watching a couple of screener DVDs of some of the festival films. I particularly liked Faouzi Bensaidi's film, "What a Wonderful World." It's a stylish, whimsical, ironic, melancholy story about a female traffic cop and the hired killer she falls for. The director himself plays the antihero. Here's the trailer: