Our Ties

Director: Roschdy Zem
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Highly acclaimed by critics worldwide, described as “heartfelt and beautifully played” by Variety
World premiered at the Venice International Film Festival
Released in French cinemas, the French Institute in Morocco, and Cinema Akil in Dubai, and is available on Netflix
Stars acclaimed French actress Maïwenn (JEANNE DU BARRY, LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL, MY KING)
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2022/ France85 min/ Comedy, Drama
Original Title
Les Miens
Brothers Moussa and Ryad are two sides of the same coin — one has always been kind and selfless, and the other is widely criticized for his egocentricity by those around him.
When an accident befalls Moussa, causing him serious brain damage, he begins speaking without any filter, telling the brutal truth to friends and family alike — leading all to resent him, except Ryad.
Sami Bouajila
Rachid Bouchareb


Screenwriter: Roschdy Zem, Maïwenn
DOP: Julien Poupard
Editor: Pierre Deschamps

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Production Company(ies)
Why Not Productions
Hole In One Films

Laziz Belkaï

film festivals
Venice International Film Festival (World Premiere), Italy
Cairo International Film Festival - International Panorama (Arab world premiere), Egypt
International Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier (CineMED), France
La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival, France
Arras Film Festival, France
Muret International Film Festival, France
Sarlat Film Festival, France
Angoulême Francophone Film Festival, France
Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway
Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival, Morocco
Franco Film Festival, UAE
Rencontres d’automne au Cinema Gardenne, France
Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq
"A tragedy calls into question the equilibrium of a group of siblings and a family."
Fabien Lemercier — Cineurope

"Our Ties is a heartfelt and beautifully played burst of bright chatter that doesn't reinvent the wheel of the domestic drama, but does watch it turn with an unusually compassionate, affectionate eye."
Jessica Kiang — Variety

"Our Ties is a completely contemporary, obviously personal, and ultimately uplifting entry in Zem's wide-ranging filmography."
Lisa Nesselson — Screen Daily

"It features an extensive cast playing the bickering members of the same family, with performances that feel fresh and improvised without going too over-the-top."
Jordan Mintzer — Hollywood Reporter