Thala My Love

Director: Mehdi Hmili
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Received the SANAD (Abu Dhabi Film Fund) and Cinemed Montpellier Development Grant of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The film was released in Tunisia in 2017 and played in theaters for eleven consecutive weeks.
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2016/ Tunisia - France - Germany87 min/ Drama
Original Title
Thala Mon Amour
During the Tunisian revolution, Mohamed, a political prisoner, escapes from jail and returns to his native town Thala. He has only one goal: to find his fiancée Hourya. Mohamed witnesses yet another slaughter. As he carries a dead body to the hospital, a young protestor films him and the video is uploaded on Facebook. Meanwhile, we discover Hourya who lives with her husband, Adel, a quiet man who has accepted her past but forbids her of taking part in any political activity.
Moez Baatour
Najla ben Abdallah
Fatima Ben Saïdane
Rim Hamrouni
Screenwriter: Mehdi Hmili
DOP: Jimmy Boutry
Editor: Anas Saadi
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Production Company(ies)
Polimovie International Pictures
Mohamed Ali Ben Hamra
film festivals
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
MedFilm Festival, Italy
Torino Film Festival, Italy
Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
Maghrebian Film Festival of Oujda, Morocco
Kolkata International Film Festival, India
film awards
Best Script Award and Best Actress Award at the Maghrebian Film Festival of Oujda, Morocco
“Despite the fact that “Thala My Love” documents a historical phase based on real events, its director didn’t use any real footage, but filmed everything instead; he only evoked an important phase in history into the film, and brought back its spirit through his own camera and vision.” Walid Aboul Seoud - Al Shorouk (Arabic)