Black Medusa

Director: Ismaël
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World premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Selected for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival works in progress list.
Black Medusa is a contemporary reinterpretation of the Medusa myth in the #MeToo era.
It is also both the portrait of a young woman in post-revolutionary Tunisia and the portrait of the city of Tunis.
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2021/ Tunisia95 min/ Crime, Drama
Original Title
Ma Tasma'a Kan Al Reeh
In today’s Tunis, Nada is 25 years old. She is hard of hearing and communicates through a Smartphone app. She leads a lonely life and works as a web video content editor for a start-up.
But every weekend at night, Nada turns into a femme fatale: she dresses in black and walks the bars looking for men. She becomes confident and in control. Nada closes the trap on her prey by drugging them. In the men’s houses, she sexually abuses them and leaves them unconscious.
Nour Hajri
Rym Hayouni
Aymen Ben Hmida
Aymen Mejri
Screenwriter: Ismael, Youssef Chebbi
DOP: Imed Aissaou
Editor: Ismael
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Production Company(ies)
Utopia Films
film festivals
International Film Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arab Film Days, Norway
International Fantastic Film Festival, Porto Allegre
Moscow International Film Festival, Russia
New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland
Lima Alterna International Film Festival, Peru
MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, Lisbon
Sevilla European Film Festival, Spain
JCC Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia