1981 - Morocco – The month of Ramadan. With her seven-year-old son, Mehdi, Amina moves in with her father-in-law, Ahmed. Mehdi’s father is in prison but the boy believes that he has gone to work in France: his mother and grandfather maintain this illusion for his sake. At school, Mehdi has the privileged task of looking after the teacher’s chair. His relationship with the village, his friends and the world revolves around this object.
«Bensaidi is a Moroccan countryman and this is a successful debut. I was already an admirer of his short films and "Mille mois" strengthened my desire to make films. Simple, minimalist, modest, gentle and poetic.»― Alaa Eddine Aljem