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A Son

Spring Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage

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
Production Company
Cinétéléfilms
Production Company
Cinétéléfilms

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.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

"BFI London 2019
CINEMED 2019
Aras FF 2019
Antalya FF 2019
Warsaw FF 2019
Cinema Mediterraneen de Bruxelles 2019
Marrakech IFF 2019
IFFR 2020, Limelight
Goteborg FF 2020
Amman IFF 2020 (1st edition)
Sarajevo IFF 2020
Malmo Arab FF 2020"

Awards

"Best Actor (Sami Bouajila) and NTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue Award, Venice FF 2019, Orizzonti (WP)
Audience Award, NAMUR IFF 2019
Best First Film Award, Hamburg IFF 2019
Special Mention, JCC 2019
Special Jury Award, Best Arab Film

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: 
    chantfischer@gmail.com

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