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Challat of Tunis

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
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The film had sold-out screenings in Tunisian theatres.
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2013/ Tunisia89 min/ Documentary
Original Title
Le Challat du Tunis
The film follows the journey of a filmmaker who investigates the mystery behind a man who slashes women with a razor in the streets of Tunisia in 2003.
Jallel Dridi
Moufida Dridi
Mohamed Slim Bouchiha
Screenwriter: Kaouther Ben Hania
DOP: Sofian El Fani
Editor: Nadia Ben Rachid
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Production Company(ies)
Sister Productions
Six Island Productions
Charbon Studio
Lylo Media Group
Habib Attia
Julie Paratian
Paul Scherzer
film festivals
film festivals The only Arab film at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Cannes Film Festival - Association for Independent Cinema program (ACID), France
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film festivals Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
film festivals Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Busan International Film Festival, South korea
film festivals San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Venice Film Festival, Italy
film festivals MedFilm Festival, Italy
film festivals Festival International Du Film D’amiens, France
film festivals Tampere Film Festival, Finland
film festivals Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD) Yogyakart, Indonesia
film festivals Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
film festivals Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), USA
film festivals Franco-Arab Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals International Arab Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland
film festivals Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
film festivals Traverse City Film Festival, USA
film awards
film awards Bayeurd’or Award at the International Francophone Film Festival of Namur in Belgium
The Best Documentary Award at the International Beirut Film Festival
“Mockumentaries generally have culturally specific elements that play best to local audiences, and Kaouther Ben Hania’s… Challat of Tunis is a prime example”Variety - Jay Weissberg

“playful blend of real and fake documentary” The Hollywood Reporter - Stephen Dalton

“Ben Hania’s Challat of Tunis... uniquely mixes reality with jolly fiction” France 24 – Maha ben Abdalazeem (Arabic)