LE THÉ OU L’ELECTRICITÉ
93 minutes, 2012
Director : Jérôme LE MAIRE (Belgium)
Production : Iota Production (Belgium)
The arrival of electricity in an isolated, landlocked village in the heart of the Moroccan High Atlas. For more than 3 years, season after season, the director patiently reveals how the web of change is closing inexorably on the inhabitants of Ifri. We watch the arrival of a pitiless modernity to which the village will be connected.
Born in 1969, Jérôme Le Maire is a director, writer and cameraman. After studying Journalism and Communication in Brussels, he trained as a director at Louvain-la-Neuve’s Institut des Arts de Diffusion. He has directed several short drama films and documentaries including “Où est l’amour dans la palmeraie ?” (2007), “Un jour, une vie” (2004) and “Volter ne m’intéresse pas” (2003). His feature film, “Le Grand Tour” was selected for the Rotterdam International Festival, the Cannes Film Festival in the section ACID, and the Namur International Festival of Francophone Film. In Belgium it was given theatrical release in 2011.