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Spring Grants 2018
Current project status: COMPLETED

Ala Eddine Slim / Feature Narrative / Tunisia, France, Qatar / 120 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama


Following the death of his mother, “S”, a young Tunisian soldier, returns home. He deserts the army and is sought by the authorities. After several altercations with the police, “S” is seriously injured, and takes refuge in a nearby forest. “F”, a young pregnant woman, lives in a luxurious villa in the same forest. There she meets the strange “S”, who is undergoing some unusual changes of his own.


Ala Eddine Slim
Ala Eddine Slim
Ala Eddine Slim, Juliette Lepoutre, Pierre Menahem

About the Director

Ala Eddine Slim is a Tunisian filmmaker. He graduated from Tunisia’s Higher Institute of Multimedia Arts of Manouba. His end-of-studies project, entitled ‘The Night of the Dreamers’ won an award at the National Amateur Film Festival of Kélibia in 2004. In 2005, Slim co-founded Exit Productions, which produced his first professional short film, ‘The Fall’ (2007). The film was selected for several international festivals and was broadcast on two European television channels. In 2008, as part of a summer internship at La Fémis, he directed the short documentary ‘One Night Among the Others’. 'Tlamess' is his most recent film, and a Franco-Tunisian co-production.

Production Company Profile

Created in 2005, Exit Productions has produced almost 20 films. The company is well known for producing the work of the young, independent generation of Tunisian filmmakers, and for its innovative approach to filmmaking methods. Exit’s films have been screened in more than 100 festivals worldwide, among them the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and FIDMarseille; have won 11 awards, including the best prize in the history of Tunisian documentary filmmaking for ‘Babylon’ (2012) from FIDMarseille; and have been programmed by contemporary art centres including the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou. In addition to its films, Exit has produced corporate films, advertising spots, and media coverage productions. The company has also worked with many Tunisian and international NGOs.

Still Moving is a Paris based international production and distribution company founded by Juliette Lepoutre and Pierre Menahem, aiming to produce, co-produce and sell challenging arthouse films by emerging or established directors.

Awards and Festival History


"Directors' Fortnight, Festival de Cannes 2019 (WP)
New Horizons IFF 2019
San Francisco Arab FF 2019
Busan IFF 2019
BFI London 2019
Marakech IFF 2019
IFFR 2020 "


  • Main Contact

    Ala Eddine Slim

    Exit Productions
    +216 713 48038 / +216 229 05811

  • Production Company

    Exit Productions

    Exit Productions

  • Production Company

    Still Moving

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