Fall Grant 2013
Current project status: COMPLETED
Hedi is a simple young man. He is not very talkative or reactive and does not expect much from the life that is traced for him. Indifferent to everything around him, he just takes life as it comes. He allows his authoritarian and overwhelming mother to organise his marriage to Khedija; lets his boss send him on a prospecting trip to Mahdia during the week of his wedding celebrations. In Mahdia, he meets Reem, who works as an activity leader in a seaside resort hotel that is losing its tourists. Intrigued by her insouciance and frivolity, Hedi gets involved in a passionate love relationship. Meanwhile, as the wedding preparations are going on, Hedi is finally forced to make a choice.
- Mohamed Ben Attia
- Mohamed Ben Attia
- Dora Bouchoucha, Lina Chaabane
About the Director
Mohamed Ben Attia studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Valenciennes in France after graduating from the Institut de Hautes Études Commerciales (IHEC) in Tunis in 1998. He has directed five short films. ‘Hedi’, his feature-film debut, had its world premiere at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Best First Film Award and the Silver Bear for Best Actor.
Production Company Profile
Nomadis Images is a Tunisian audiovisual production company. Its main activities include producing short and feature-length fiction films, documentaries and commercials, and providing services and training to filmmakers. The company’s filmography includes Sami Tlili’s ‘Cursed Be the Phosphate’ (2012); Hinde Boujemaa’s ‘It Was Better Tomorrow’ (2012); Raja Amari’s ‘Buried Secrets’ (2009), ‘Satin Rouge’ (2002) and ‘Foreign Body’ (2016); and Mohamed Ben Attia’s ‘Hedi’ (2016).
Awards and Festival History
BFI London FF 2016
Sarajevo IFF 2017
Days of Cinema FF 2017, Ramallah
Best First Feature Award and Silver Bear for Best Actor, Berlinale 2016 (WP)
Best Male Performance (Majd Mastoura), Carthage FF 2016, First Feature
Best non-French, Francophone Film, French Lumière Awards 2017