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Films From Tunisia

Beautifully shot and finely acted, Avril opens an intriguing window on women in contemporary Tunisia. Amida, a 10 year old girl, arrives from her native village with an old man who sells her to Farida and Dalila, two sisters in their fifties. There is a strange mood in Amida's new environment. ... Read more
Goha shaves his head, wears a white crocheted skull-cap, and has a mole on the side of his nose. But he is handsome, this young Arab, with soft dark eyes and a disarming grin. He is ingenuous, unambitious, fond of his donkey. . . ... Although made by a French director and crew, this is nevertheless ... Read more
The tortured agitations of Tunisian youth are galvanised in this outspoken story about the making of a terrorist. Bahta is 25, young and restless. His one passion is breakdancing but the Tunisian police are always on his b-boys' backs. After hostilities erupt in Iraq, Bahta falls in with a group ... Read more
A man is about to cross a busy road. He falls over. A car is speeding towards him. A reality show programme is commenting the incident: either the man or the driver dies, or both. The public must vote.---D/S/P Wissem Tlili WS Long et Court L TBA TD 35mm/col/2006/10mins ... Read more
"Lilia has lived an increasingly lonely existence since the death of her husband. Her teenage daughter, Salma, is always at school, or out with friends, leaving her mother to eat her meals alone ... and obsessively dust and clean the house. All that changes when she goes to see Salma at her dancing ... Read more
An old and mysterious stranger teaches the six-year old son of peasant farmers how to cultivate a crop that would forever change the lives of both him and his family. Can the riches of a little boy's dreams outweigh those of his reality?--- ... D/S Anis Lassoued P Lotfi Laayouni WS Amilcar Films L ... Read more
This film, like Nicholas Ray's The Savage Innocents, deals with a traditional communal culture confronted by new technological expansion. Mutual integration and the co-existence of the two forms of society is presented, through satire, as an impossibility. ... The story follows Tahar, one of the ... Read more
A young Belgian journalist, Pierre, has a successful partnership with an Arab pickpocket, working the Belgian subways. ... Later, Pierre discovers his fellow thief dead in mysterious circumstances. ... He decides to leave his girl¬friend and son in Brussels and visit the dead man's village in ... Read more
Meet Moncef Kahloucha, Tunisia's very own Quentin Tarantino. Tunisia is not a country renowned for its film industry. Apparently, no one told this to Moncef Kahloucha. A charismatic, impassioned house painter, he always harboured a great love for cinema, especially 70s genre films. Armed with his ... Read more
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