Mehdi Hmili

Mehdi Hmili is a Tunisian writer and filmmaker. He studied cinema in Tunisia before graduating from the Paris Film School. While in France, he directed his short trilogy about love and exile: “X-Moment” (2009), “Li-La” (2011) and “The Night of Badr” (2012). His first feature-length film, “Thala Mon Amour” (2016), was selected in worldwide film festivals like Torino Film Festival, Carthage Film Festival and won several prizes. Mehdi Hmili is part of the new wave of young Tunisian filmmakers and he is a major figure in the current Tunisian cinematographic landscape.
Mehdi Hmili is also a popular poet in Tunisia, known for his poems against the regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. He founded Yol Film House in Tunisia and produced several award-winning fiction films and documentaries in several international festivals. His last documentary film “Fouledh” selected in La Fabrique Cinema at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, won several development prizes such as the El Gouna Film Festival award and the Special Mention of the Film Prize of Robert Bosch Stiftung 2019.