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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.

Production Company Profile

Familia Productions is a theatre and audiovisual production company founded in 1992 by actress Jalila Baccar, director Fadhel Jaïbi and producer Mohamed Bel Hédi. Its objective is to carry on the work of the Nouveau Théâtre, the first independent theatre company in Tunisia, and the award-winning efforts of the Nouveau Films Company. The company is credited with a diverse and eclectic production slate for both stage and film. Central to its vision is bringing different art forms together, encouraging collaboration and nurturing artists. Its latest theatre production, produced for the re-opening of the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris, has travelled all over the world, and the company’s latest film, Fadhel Jaibi's ‘Démences’, won awards in Fribourg, Montreal and Nantes.

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

  • Press Contact

    Linda Meganem

    Company: 
    Familia Production
    Phone: 
    +216 7133 3018
    Email: 
    linda.meganem@laposte.net

  • Print Source

    Raphael Sarl Bauche

    Company: 
    La Toupie
    Phone: 
    +33 877 906 984
    Email: 
    contact@raphael-bauche.com

  • Sales Contact

    Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud

    Company: 
    Familia Production
    Phone: 
    +216 223 014 55
    Email: 
    belhediha@yahoo.fr

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