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Challat of Tunis

A film by Kaouther Ben Hania
The film had sold-out screenings in Tunisian theatres.
Challat of Tunis Poster
2013/ Tunisia
89 MIN/ Feature
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
Editor: Nadia Ben Rachid
DOP: Sofian El Fani
Production Company(ies)
Sister Productions
Six Island Productions
Charbon Studio
Lylo Media Group
Habib Attia
Julie Paratian
Paul Scherzer
The only Arab film at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain
Cannes Film Festival - Association for Independent Cinema program (ACID), France
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
Busan International Film Festival, South korea
San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain
Venice Film Festival, Italy
MedFilm Festival, Italy
Festival International Du Film D’amiens, France
Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD) Yogyakart, Indonesia
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), USA
Franco-Arab Film Festival, Jordan
International Arab Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Traverse City Film Festival, USA
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)