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Hedi
Director: Mohamed Ben Attia
Rights:
The film’s lead actor Majd Mastoura won the Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlinale, as an unprecedented achievement for an Arab film at the festival.
The first Tunisian film to screen in UAE theatres.
2016/ Tunisia - Belgium - France - Qatar - UAE88 MIN/ Drama
Original Title
Inhebbek Hedi
SYNOPSIS
The film follows Hedi a young man who doesn’t expect much from the future. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, making arrangements for marrying him off to Khadija, Hedi meets Rym and only two days before his wedding. Captivated by Rym’s free-spirit, Hedi finds himself obsessed with his newborn passion and suddenly discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions.
CAST
Majd Mastoura
Rym Ben Messaoud
Sabah Bouzouita
CREW
Screenwriter: Mohamed Ben Attia
Editors: Azza Chaabouni, Ghalya Lacroix, Hafedh Laaridhi
DOP: Frédéric Noirhomme
Production Company(ies)
Nomadis Images
Les Films du Fleuve
Tanit Films
Producer(s)
Dora Bouchoucha
Nadim Cheikhrouha
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Argentina
Chicago International Film Festival, USA
BFI London Film Festival, UK
Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
The Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium
Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan, Morocco
Festival International du Film de Dakhla, Morocco
Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
Sudan Independent Film Festival, Sudan
ANA Contemporary Arab Cinema, USA
Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga, Morocco
Festival International du Film Transsaharien de Zagora, Morocco
Days of Cinema, Palestine
Cape Town International Film Festival, South Africa
Best First Feature and the Silver Berlin Bear Awards at the Berlin International Film Festival
Golden Athena award at the Athens International Film Festival
Best Actor award at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC)
Lumiere Award for Best French-Language Film at the Lumiere Awards, France
Best Artistic Achievement Award at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) for star Majd Mastoura
Grand Prix Arte Mare at the Festival du Film Méditerranée de Bastia, France
Quotes
“Hedi has the maturity (together with the Berlinale placement and the Dardenne brothers attached as co-producers) to successfully work the arthouse niche internationally.” Variety - Jay Weissberg

“Quiet but pungent and featuring vibrant performances, it offers further evidence that the rebirth of Tunisian cinema is underway.” The Hollywood Reporter - Deborah Young