Directed by Mohamed Mouftakir

Morocco, 2010 , 104 min.

Winner of the Grand Prize at FESPACO 2011, Africa’s premier Pan-African Film Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Pegasus is a visually striking psychological thriller. Zineb is an emotionally exhausted psychiatrist assigned to treat a young pregnant woman named Rihana, who was found on the streets in a traumatized state muttering unintelligibly about the “Lord of the Horse.” As Rihana slowly opens up to Zineb—through evocative flashbacks—Zineb’s own troubled mind is awakened, and the two women’s realities merge into a feverish dream of fear and denial. Film source: Global Films Initiative.

In Arabic with English subtitles.

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