Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

For Your Own Good (Pour ton bien)

Mohaq - ages 8+

Ibtissem Guerda / Short Narrative / France / 2013 / 18 min / Colour / DCP
In French / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Comedy, Social Issues, Immigration, Female Director, Family, Psychological, Children, Education
Qatar Premiere


Brahim is a not exactly a model student. He doesn’t study, skips class, and causes all sorts of trouble – but he is also very good at covering his tracks. When his dad finds out, he employs an unusual education method to scare Brahim, all for his own good… Screened at more than 40 festivals worldwide, this film’s clever concept and comedic tone tackles the serious theme of the parental role in empowering their children.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Ibtissem Guerda is an established theatre, film and television actress. She studied at the Laboratoire de l’Acteur under Hélène Zidi-Chéruy, and is particularly well-known for her portrayal of Aïcha in the French soap opera ‘Plus belle la vie’. Apart from her acting, she is involved in many different art projects. ‘For Your Own Good’ her first short film, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals around the world.


Ibtissem Guerda
Ibtissem Guerda
Nelson Ghrénassia
Henry Rosamond
Fred Ambrosio
Romain Le Bonniec
Sales Company
Yukunkun Productions
Production Company
Yukunkun Productions
Karim Leklou, Sabrina Dina

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