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Riadh is about to retire from his work as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife Nazli revolves around their only son Sami, who is preparing for his high school exams. The boy's repeated migraine attacks are a cause of much worry to his parents. But when he finally seems to be getting better, Sami suddenly disappears…

Original title: Weldi English title: Dear Son Countries: Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar Language: Tunisian Arabic Production year: 2018 Length: 104'



Mohamed Dhrif, Mouna Mejri, Zakaria Ben Ayed, Imen Chérif, Taylan Mintas, Tarik Copti


Director: Mohamed Ben Attia Screenwriter: Mohamed Ben Attia Producers: Dora Bouchoucha, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Nadim Cheikhrouha Production Companies: Nomadis Images, Les Films du Fleuve, Tanit Films DOP: Frédéric Noirhomme Editor: Nadia Ben Rachid Music: Omar Aloulou Sound: Ludovic Escallier Sound design: Valérie Ledocte, Jean-Stéphane Garbe World sales: Luxbox

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Cannes International Film Festival
Directors' Fortnight

Rome Med Film Festival - Award for a stunning Artistic Expression

BFI London Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival
New Filmmakers Competition

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Pingyao International Film Festival
Crouching Tigers Competition

El Gouna Film Festival
International Competition

Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival
Main Program

Stockholm International Film Festival
Open Zone

Vancouver International Film Festival

Festival du Film Francophone de Namur

CPH:PIX Film Festival

Helsinki International Film Festival

Calgary International Film Festival

Bergen International Film Festival

Festival du Film Francophone d’Hélvétie

Bogota International Film Festival


MOhamed ben attia


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 (2014), which was selected in the international competition of CLERMONT FERRAND FESTIVAL and won several awards in various festivals.

He directs his first feature INHEBBEK HEDI in 2016 which wins the Best First Film Award and the Silver Bear Best Actor at the 2016 Berlinale as well as great critic and audience acclaim around the world. The film was released in more than twenty countries.



2018, Weldi

2016, Inhebbek Hedi

2014, Selma (Short Film)

2011, Loi 76 (Short Film)

2008, Mouja (Short Film)

2006, Kif Lokhrin (Short Film)

2004, Romantisme, Deux Comprimés, Matin et Soir (Short Film)