Born in 1983 in Casablanca, Morocco, Ayoub Layoussifi likes to talk about real and strong subjects that can touch a wide audience. Actor and director, he trained at the Actors Studio in Paris (Atelier de la méthode, Joël Bui) and obtained a Master Pro. at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis in Directing and Creation.From documentary to fiction, he worked between France and Morocco as a screenwriter, actor and / or director. After several first roles in short films, TV series, and feature films such as Les griffes du passé by Abdelkrim Derkaoui (2015), he distinguished himself internationally by starring with Nicole Kidman in Queen of the Desert by Werner Herzog (2015), or 13 hours by Michael Bay (2016). In 2017, he signed the direction of TIKITAT-A-SOULIMA, a short fiction film that obtained the financial contribution of the CNC in 2014 and selected at the short film festival of Clermont-Ferrand 2017 in the SECTION "Regards d'Afrique".The film received several awards in Morocco and Europe and about fifteen selections around the world. Ayoub Layoussifi is currently working on his first feature film, MEKTOUB. The script is co-written with David Azoulay.


Paris, in the 1980s, Rachel, a loving mother, is forced to reconnect with Malek, her childhood sweetheart, in order to save Simon, her son. Only problem: Malek is actually the young man's biological father and Alain, Rachel's husband, is unaware of it.


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