SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Hinde Boujemaa

TUNISIE

Synopsis

While her husband Jamel is in jail for larceny, Noura, a forty-something mother of three who works overtime in a hospital laundry to feed her family, has fallen in love with Lassaad, who is eager to marry her. As the punishment for adultery is harsh in Tunisia, especially for women, Noura has secretly initiated divorce proceedings, which are close to completion when, to her great dismay, her husband is released early and her plans are thrown into disarray. Hend Sabri, Lotfi Abdelli and Hakim Boumsaoudi deliver vivid performances that never descend into moralising or judgement in Hinde Boujemaa’s naturalistic feature that dares to tell a story in which a woman trapped in a morose life of hardship boldly pursues her emotional and sexual fulfillment.

Country

Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar

Year

2019

Length

92 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

Arabic

Fiche technique

Director: Hinde Boujemaa
Producers: Imed Marzouk
Screenwriter: Hinde Boujemaa
Cinematographer: Martin Rit
Editor: Nicolas Rumpl
Art Director: Rauf Heloui
Sound: Marie Paulus

Interprétation

Hend Sabri, Lotfi Abdelli, Hakim Boumsaoudi, Imen Cherif, Saif Dhrif, Jamel Sassi

Contact

Production Company: Propaganda Productions

International Sales: Wild Bunch