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Tunis by Night
Director: Elyes Baccar
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
2017/ Tunisia - France91 min/ Drama
Original Title
Tunis El Lil
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.
Raouf Ben Amor
Amel Hedhili
Amira Chebli
Helmi Dridi
Screenwriter: Elyes Baccar
Editor: Anas Saadi
DOP: Frida Marzouk
Production Company(ies)
Gaia Production
Polimovie International Pictures
C-Story Productions
Mohamed Ali Ben Hamra
Elyes Baccar
Dan Burlac
Fifej - Festival International du Film pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse, Sousse, Tunisia
Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
Best Actor Award (Raouf Ben Amor) at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF)
“A film showing the reality of Tunisia away from the dreams of cinema.” Asharq Al-Awsat - Al Mongy Sa’idany (Arabic)
“A film deals with the tragedy of the intellectual before and after the revolution." Al Quds Al Arabi (Arabic)