Monetics: Online transactions have increased by 98% since 2019

They reached 2 billion dirhams at the end of March, up 15% compared to the 1st quarter of 2021. The average basket is in continuous decline. An amount of 82.8 billion DH was withdrawn from ATMs, up 9.6%. Internet payment continues to attract Morocco. Since the start of the pandemic, habits and customs regarding the … Read more

Jean-Louis Trintignant: Melancholy and elegance

Recognizable voice among all, magnetic presence tinged with melancholy: the French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant, who died Friday at the age of 91, led an immense career for half a century, punctuated by some 160 roles in theater and cinema, from “Et God…created woman” to “Love”. Entered the history of cinema with “A man and a … Read more

Saâd Chraïbi retraces the history and memory of Moroccan cinema

The filmmaker and producer Saâd Chraïbi presented, on Wednesday on the sidelines of the Mediterranean Film Festival in Tetouan, his first book “Fragments of cinematographic memory” which retraces 50 years behind the scenes and the history of Moroccan cinema. For moviegoers, Moroccan cinema will hold no secrets. All the cinematographic culture is related in this … Read more

Mohcine Besri’s films are invited to the Sahara cinema

With its modern and imposing architecture and its contemporary white-looking building as well as the modernity of its facilities, the Sahara cinema in Agadir hosted a special Mohcine Besri cycle on Wednesday evening. Held as part of the “Panorama” section, the cycle is part of the activities of the 18th edition of the International Film … Read more

Netflix unveils its animation projects

Squid Game The game “Squid Game” in real life and, obviously, without a candidate being killed: the Netflix platform has launched a casting call with a view to a reality TV adaptation of the South Korean phenomenon series. “At the end of the biggest casting call in the history of reality TV, 456 real contestants … Read more

Words and parallel worlds

”Writing, and especially poetry, is for me an act of survival, a necessity”, it is in these terms that the poetess Houda El Fchtali expresses her passion and her fascination for words, and this for their extraordinary power to allow him to travel to parallel worlds. ”Thanks to words, I manage to create parallel worlds … Read more

New edition of the Fez International Film Festival

The second edition of the Fez International Film Festival will take place from June 24 to 30, with some forty Moroccan, African, Arab and European short and feature films in the running. Initiated by the Fez International Film Festival Association in partnership with the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, this edition will pay tribute … Read more

The Moroccan Flomine, headliner of a short film directed by Spotify

Moroccan producer and DJ Flomine is headlining the new short film “Music That Moves” produced by Spotify. Thus, “Spotify honors Amapiano, a musical genre that continues to grow in Morocco, but also throughout Europe, North Africa, East Asia and well in beyond,” said a statement from Spotify. “A hot music from South Africa, Amapiano is … Read more

Jazzablanca settles in Anfa Park and presents its most beautiful program for this fifteenth edition

Jazzablanca celebrates its return by unveiling a program more intense than ever. From July 1 to 3, 2022, big names from the national and international scene promise exceptional concerts. On the menu, Ibrahim Maalouf, Gilberto Gil, Asaf Avidan, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Erik Truffaz feat. Hamid El Kasri, and many others… After having … Read more

A wonderful reflection on the human condition

Through games of mirrors, the novelist Mahi Binebine offers a magnificent reflection on the human condition in his new novel “My Ghost Brother”, whose signing ceremony took place on Friday evening at the cultural center “Les Etoiles de Jamaâ El Fna” in Marrakesh. Published by Les Editions Le Fennec, this 227-page work straddles between social … Read more