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A Son

Spring Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: POST-PRODUCTION

Mehdi Barsaoui / Feature Narrative / Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar / 96 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Thriller, Social Issues, Psychological, Identity

Synopsis

Tunisia, Summer 2011. Fares, Meriem, and their 10-year-old son Aziz are a modern and happy Tunisian family coming from a privileged background and cut off from the reality of a Tunisia still flickering, eight months after the fall of the Ben Ali regime. Enjoying a few days in the south of the country, they are victims of a dramatic incident that will change the course of their lives. It doesn’t take long for some long-buried truths to resurface, shaking the balance and harmony of this family that will never be the same again…

Credits

Director
Mehdi Barsaoui
Screenwriter
Mehdi Barsaoui
Producer
Habib Attia

About the Director

Mehdi is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Multimedia Arts in Tunis. He also has a university degree in Film Direction from DAMS in Bologna, Italy. He directed four short-features, which were selected and multi-awarded in many international film festivals. His latest short 'We're Just Fine Like This' won the Golden Muhr for best film at Dubai International Film Festival 2016. Mehdi also worked on several international feature-films as an AD and editor. 'A Son' is his first feature fiction film.

Production Company Profile

Since 1983, CINETELEFILMS has been one of the leading production companies in Tunisia and The Arab World by producing some of the biggest blockbusters in Tunisian and Arab cinema such as MAN OF ASHES, SILENCE OF THE PALACE, HALFAOUINE… Habib ATTIA, its managing director since 2007, produces narrative and documentary films dealing firstly with contemporary sociocultural issues. His latest ventures as main producer include ‘We Could Be Heroes’ (2018) premièred in HOTDOCS winning the Best international documentary award, ‘Beauty and The Dogs’ (2017) that premièred in Cannes UN CERTAIN REGARD official selection winning the Best sound creation award, ‘Writing on Snow’ (2017) opening film in Carthage Film Festival, ‘Zaineb Hates the Snow’ (2016), which premièred in Locarno and won Golden Tanit in Carthage Film Festival, ‘Challat of Tunis’ (2014), which opened the Acid Programme in Cannes Film Festival, won the Best First Film award in FIFF Namur.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Habib Attia

    Company: 
    Cinetelefilms
    Phone: 
    +216 70731987
    Email: 
    mh.attia@cinetelefilms.net

  • Main Contact

    Marc Irmer

    Company: 
    Dolce Vita Films
    Phone: 
    +33624816388
    Email: 
    marc@dolcevita-films.com

  • Main Contact

    Chantal Fischer

    Company: 
    13 PRODUCTIONS
    Phone: 
    +33491091423
    Email: 
    chantal.fischer@13productions.fr

  • Production Company

    Cinétéléfilms

    Company: 
    Cinétéléfilms
    Phone: 
    +21623449001
    Email: 
    cinetelefilms@cinetelefilms.net

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