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Mohamed Ben Attia / Feature Narrative / Tunisia, France, Belgium, Qatar / 2018 / 104 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Social Issues

Synopsis

Riadh is about to retire from his work as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife Nazli revolves around their only son Sami, who is preparing for his high school exams. The boy’s repeated migraine attacks are a cause of much worry to his parents. But when he finally seems to be getting better, Sami suddenly disappears…

Credits

Director
Mohamed Ben Attia
Screenwriter
Mohamed Ben Attia
Producer
Dora Bouchoucha, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Nadim Cheikhrouha

About the Director

Mohamed Ben Attia was born in Tunis in 1976. He 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. The film has been released in more than 20 countries, has taken part in numerous festivals around the world, and has won many awards.

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


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Cannes - Director's Forthnight 2018

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  • Main Contact

    Lina Chaabane

    Company: 
    Nomadis Images
    Phone: 
    +216 7174 9080
    Email: 
    nomadis.images@gmail.com

  • Production Company

    Nomadis Images

    Company: 
    Nomadis Images
    Phone: 
    +216 7174 9080
    Email: 
    nomadis.images@gmail.com

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