About the Film
About the Director
When 17-year-old Ben visits his divorced dad Heinrich in Morocco for the summer, he realizes his dad is as foreign to him as the country itself. Struggling to reconnect, their old conflicts bubble up and eventually push Ben to leave the luxury confines of his father’s world for the wonders the exotic country has to offer. From the colorful streets of Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains, with deserts and oases in between, Academy Award®-winning director Caroline Link (NOWHERE IN AFRICA), takes us through the unexpected twists and turns of Ben’s adventures and Heinrich’s search for his son.
Caroline Link was born in Bad Nauheim in 1964 and studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich. Her graduation film SOMMERTAGE ('91) won the Kodak Award at the Hof Film Festival. Her 1996 feature debut BEYOND SILENCE (JENSEITS DER STILLE) was nominated in 1998 for the Academy Award ® for Best Foreign Language Film and received the Bavarian Film Award, the German Film Award in Silver, and the Guild Film Award in Gold, among other commendations. Her other films include: the Erich Kästner-adaption ANNALUISE AND ANTON ('99), GLÜCK ZUM ANFASSEN ('89), BUNTE BLUMEN ('88), and the Academy Award®-winning NOWHERE IN AFRICA (HIFF Opening Night Film, '01) for which she also received German Film Awards for Best Film and Best Director as well as the Special Jury Prize at Karlovy Vary in 2002, and her latest feature EXIT MARRAKECH ('13).