The Fifth String
Feature Film | Morocco | 2011 | 98 min.
In the old medina of Casablanca in Morocco, a young lute enthusiast, Malek, decides to study with his uncle Amir, master of music, despite his mother’s apprehensions. To teach him the intricacies of the lute, Amir promises to reveal the secret of the 5th string and gives the example of Ziryab, an exceptional musician. But Amir will quickly realize the talent and the audacity of his nephew does not support Amir’s vision. Struggling with a need for the love of Laura versus artistic inspiration, and a quest for originality versus tradition, Malek strives to pursue his dream.
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