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Competition - Fiction

A Son

By Mehdi M. Barsaoui

Tunisia, summer 2011. A family living out happy days suddenly sees their life turned upside down after an ambush at the country’s southern border with Libya. A steep descent into hell ensues, where the past suddenly resurfaces with unpredictable consequences. The film is driven by outstanding performances, including a masterful Sami Bouajila, and delicately blends tradition and modernity in a breathtaking drama.

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Director(s)
Mehdi M. Barsaoui
Writer(s)
Mehdi M. Barsaoui

Casting

  • Sami Bouajila
  • Najla Ben Abdallah
  • Youssef Khemiri
  • Noomene Hamda
  • Slah Msaddek
  • Med Ali Ben Jemaa

World sales

  • Jour2Fête

Production

  • Cinetelefilms
  • Dolce Vita Films
  • 13 Production
  • Metafora Production
  • Sunnyland Film Art Group
  • Shortcut Films
  • Jour2Fête

Cinematographer

  • Antoine Héberlé

Music

  • Amine Bouhafa

Sound

  • Lucas Héberlé
  • Romain Huonnic
  • Cyprien Vidal
  • Elory Humez
Duration
96'
Status
Swiss Premiere
Friday 6 March

19:15

Grütli - Salle Simon

Friday 13 March

21:00

Grütli - Salle Simon

In the presence of the filmmaker Mehdi M. Barsaoul