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The film explores the process of radicalization in Tunisia, as well as its effect on the families involved.
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2018/ Tunisia - Belgium120 min/ Drama
Original Title
Fatwa
SYNOPSIS
Brahim, is a Tunisian who lives in France, he gets back to Tunis to bury his son who died in a motorcycle accident. He discovers that the young Marouane was militating with a radical Islamist group. Brahim decides to conduct his investigation to identify the ones who indoctrinated him.
CAST
Ahmed Hafiane
Ghalia Benali
Sarra Hannachi
CREW
Screenwriter: Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
DOP: Mohamed Maghraoui
Editor: Virginie Messiaen
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Production Company(ies)
Arts Distribution
Les Films du Fleuve
Producer(s)
Habib Bel Hedi
Hatem Ben Miled
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
film festivals
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Le Festival de Cinéma Écrans Noirs, Cameron
Tunisian Film Festival, Tunisia
International Festival of Cinema and Audiovisual of Burundi (FESTICAB), Burundi
Festival Maghrébin du Film OUJDA, Morocco
Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania
Arab Film Festival-Amman, Jordan
Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Burkina Faso
Festival du Cinema Africain Khouribga (FCAK), Morocco
Kimolos International Film Festival, Greece
Vues d'Afrique - Festival International de Cinéma, Canada
International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG), Switzerland
film awards
Best Film and Best Actor at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Arab Cinema's Horizons Award and Best Arabic Film at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Best International Actress Award at the Le Festival de Cinéma Écrans Noirs, Cameron
Best Screenplay, Best Décor, Best Male Performance, and Best Supporting Actress at the Tunisian Film Festival, Tunisia
Best Feature Film at the International Festival of Cinema and Audiovisual of Burundi (FESTICAB), Burundi
Grand Prix at the Festival Maghrébin du Film OUJDA, Morocco
Golden Dhow Prize at the Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania
African Union Prize, a Special Mention and Bronze Stallion at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Burkina Faso
Samir Farid Jury Prize at the Festival du Cinema Africain Khouribga (FCAK), Morocco
Best Director at the Kimolos International Film Festival, Greece
Best Actor at the Vues d'Afrique - Festival International de Cinéma, Canada
Silver Prize at the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG), Switzerland
Quotes
"Fatwa, a film about the causes of conflict between the new and the old generations." Mohammed Benaziz - Hespress (Arabic)