After watching European tourists come and go for many years, Fettah takes off on an epic ocean journey along the Moroccan Atlantic coast to Europe on a windsurf board.
ATLANTIC. tells the story of Fettah, a young man who lives in a Moroccan coastal village where every summer, loads of hip and beautiful Europeans come to windsurf and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle. Fettah is one of the locals who helps them and looks after their needs. During one particularly memorable summer, Fettah befriends Alexandra (Thekla Reuten), a beautiful European woman. When she leaves to go back home, his little village becomes like a prison to him and he decides to embark on a treacherous and solitary windsurfing voyage to Europe. Every wave, every turn, every day on this epic and life-altering journey brings Fettah new dangers as he tries to chart a new horizon for himself.
94’ / DCP / colour
Original title: ATLANTIC.
Dir: Jan Willem van Ewijk
Prod: Augustus Productions
Co-prod: Man’s Film (BE), Endorphine Produktion (DE)
Sc: Jan Willem van Ewijk
D.O.P.: Jasper Wolf
Cast: Fettah Ahllamara, Thekla Reuten (THE AMERICAN, THE SILENT ARMY), Mohamed Majd (SYRIANA, 1000 MONTHS), Jan Willem van Ewijk (NU.).
Completed: spring 2014
Toronto International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Dubai International Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Istanbul International Film Festival
Jan Willem van Ewijk:
Second feature film.
NU. (2006, feature) Awards: Grand Prix European Independent FF (Paris).
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