Synopsis


Hedi is a quiet young man following the path that’s been traced out for him. Tunisia is changing, but Hedi doesn’t expect much from the future and lets others make his big decisions for him. The same week his mother is preparing his marriage, his boss sends him to the seaside town of Mahdia to seek out new clients. At a crossroads, Hedi begins avoiding his professional duties and soon meets Rim, a free spirited globetrotter working as an activity leader at a local resort. Rim’s lust for life quickly rubs off on Hedi and the two begin a passionate love affair. With preparations for the wedding in full swing back at home, Hedi is finally forced to make a choice for himself. 

Original title: Inhebbek Hedi English title: Hedi Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar, UAE
Production year: 2016 Format: DCP, encrypted, 2D, 2K Son: 5.1 Lenght: 88' Aspect ratio: Cinemascope/1:2.39 Frame rate: 25 f/sec

CAST


Majd Mastoura – Hedi, Rym Ben Messaoud – Rim, Sabah Bouzouita – Baya, 
Omnia Ben Ghali – Khedija, Hakim Boumessaoudi – Ahmed, Arwa Ben Smail

CREW


Director: Mohamed Ben Attia Assistant director: Caroline Tambour Screenwriter / Producer: Mohamed Ben Attia, Dora Bouchoucha Fourati Executive Producers / Co-Producers: Lina Chaabane Menzli  & Delphine Tomson, Jean Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Nadim Cheikhrouha Productions Company: Nomadis Images Co-production companies: Les Films du Fleuve, Tanit Films World sales: Luxbox DOP: Frederic Noirhomme Costume design: Nedra Gribaa Make up: Fatma Jaziri Editor: Azza Chaabouni, Ghalya Lacroix and Hafedh Laaridhi Sound: Faouzi Thabet Sound design: Jean-Sebastien Garbe

AWARDS

 

Berlinale 2016 - BEST FIRST FILM & BEST ACTOR SILVER BEAR

Afrykamera 2016 - GRAND PRIX

Athens International Film Festival 2016 - GOLDEN ATHENA

Mediterranean Film Festival in Bastia 2016 - PRIX ARTE MARE

Bordeaux Independent International Film Festival 2016 - GRAND PRIX & PRIX ERASMUS

Carthage Film Festival 2016 - BEST ACTOR

Amiens International Film Festival 2016 - BEST DIRECTOR & BEST ACTRESS 


 

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MOHAMED BEN ATTIA

Director/ Screenwriter | Residence Azur – El Menzah 9 | email

Mohamed Ben Attia was born in Tunis in 1976. He studied audiovisual communication at the University of Valenciennes in France after graduating at the Institut de Hautes Etudes Commerciales (IHEC) in Tunis in 1998. He has directed five short films, Romantisme, Deux Comprimes, Matin et Soir (2004), Kif Lokhrin (Silver award at Fespaco 2006), Mouja (2008), Loi 76 (2011) and Selma (2013), which was selected in the international competition of Clermont Ferrand Festival, 2014.

Filmography



2004Romantisme, deux comprimés matin et soir | Short Film
Torino Film Festival, Marseille International film festival

2006, Comme les autres  - Kif Lokhrin | Short Film
Etalon d’argent de Yennenga Fespaco 2006

2008, Mouja | Short Film

2011, Loi 76 | Short Film
Krakow Film Festival, Morelia Film Festival, Cinema Planeta Mexico, Trento Film Festival, Ambulante Film Festival Mexico, Millenium Film Festival Brussels, Filmfest Eberswalde, MiradasDoc Canary Islands,
Puebla Film Festival.


2014, Selma | Short Film
Official Selection Clermont Ferrand Film Festival, 2014
Silver Fifog, 2015

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