Beta Version

Tunis by Night

Director: Elyes Baccar
Rights:
Highlights Highlights Highlights
The film received support of Fonds Image de la Francphonie, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Tunisia, and Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image (CNCI).
The film was released for seven weeks in Tunisian cinemas.
Tunis by Night  Poster
2017/ Tunisia - France91 min/ Drama
Original Title
Tunis El Lil
SYNOPSIS
The film tells the story of Youssef who works in the Tunisian national radio, presenting a cultural and literary programme. The story of burning Mohamed Bouazizi for himself turns Youssef’s professional life upside down when he find himself under pressure from the authorities to conceal the news and talk about the achievements of former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Youssef’s family portrays the different lifestyles in Tunisia as every member of his family suffers from a major problem and conflict.
CAST
Raouf Ben Amor
Amel Hedhili
Amira Chebli
Helmi Dridi
CREW
Screenwriter: Elyes Baccar
DOP: Frida Marzouk
Editor: Anas Saadi
play icon
Production Company(ies)
Gaia Production
Polimovie International Pictures
C-Story Productions
Producer(s)
Mohamed Ali Ben Hamra
Elyes Baccar
Dan Burlac
film festivals
Fifej - Festival International du Film pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse, Sousse, Tunisia
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Casablanca International Film Festival, Morocco
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
film awards
Best Actor Award at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Special Jury Award and Special Interpretation Award at the Casablanca International Film Festival, Morocco
Best Actress at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Quotes
“A film showing the reality of Tunisia away from the dreams of cinema.” Al Mongy Sa’idany - Asharq Al-Awsat (Arabic)