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Spring Grant 2012

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Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud / Feature Narrative / Tunisia, France, Qatar / 2012 / 93 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: Drama

Synopsis

In 1977, Khalil Khalsawi, a constitutional law teacher in Tunis, is commissioned by the governing party to represent the new Tunisian League for human rights. His mission consists of defending official positions while dealing with tensions between the government and the workers union. His world is shaken when he discovers that Houda, one of his students with whom he is having an extramarital relationship, has been arrested with two Italian journalists, who are investigating strikes in the phosphate mines.

Credits

Director
Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
Screenwriter
Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
Producer
Mohamed Habib Bel Hedi

About the Director

Born in 1947, Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud studied cinema in Belgium in the 70s. His films include the music documentary ‘Les Mille et une voix’ in 2000 and three features: ‘Traversées’ (1982), ‘ChichKhan’ (1992) and ‘Les Siestes grenadine’, which won the Special Jury Prize in Turin in 1999. He currently teaches screenwriting at the Université Libre in Brussels.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012, in Arab Feature Narrative competition (Qatar)
Carthage Film Festival 2012, in Official Competition Feature Films (Denmark)

Awards

Won Best Performance: Ahmed Hafiane, Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012
Won Best Screenplay: Mahmound Ben Mahmoud Carthage Film Festival 2012

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Mohamed Habib Bel Hedi

    Company: 
    Familia productions
    Phone: 
    +21671333018
    Email: 
    belhediha@yahoo.fr

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