A few months before the revolution in Tunisia, 18 year-old Farah has a passion for life and sings in a political rock band. Her mother, knowing the dangers of Tunisia, wants her to pursue a career as a doctor.
Hedi, a young man with great dreams, is struggling his way through social conventions in Tunisia. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, Hedi meets Rim and suddenly he discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions.
Mohamed Ben Attia
Rym Ben Messaoud,
A coming-of-age comedy/drama set in Tunisia. Twelve-year-old Noura is an impressionable boy who must learn to reconcile two conflicting worlds - the loving world of Muslim women and the ... See full summary »
Rabia Ben Abdallah
Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisia, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, Sicilian and Catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French ... See full summary »
Tunisia, before the revolution. A man on a motorbike, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis slashing women's buttocks. They call him The Challat, aka "The Blade", and the mere ... See full summary »
During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her ... See full summary »
Kaouther Ben Hania
Mariam Al Ferjani,
Tunis' traditional districts are poor and rough but it's also when people play "Mezwed", a music believed by others from the capital to be inferior. A young man, stranger to these corners, enters them trying to prove himself.
Once upon a time (in 2010 - to be more exact), there was a naive young man called Zizou, who came to a magic city (Tunis, to be more precise) where, on a popular souk and after some ... See full summary »
Fatma Ben Saïdane
Zak lives in a village in southern France. He has a quiet life, with his wife and his two kids. When he learns about his father's death in Algeria, he decides to go there with his family. Sarah, his daughter, refuses to go with him.
Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't think the same way. She sings in a political rock band. She has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love and her city by night against the will of her mother Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers too well.Written by
Carthage Film Festival
Another passionately made movie on Mubi. It's the story of the teenaged rock singer who cries for freedom through her music, of the youth rebelling against a totalitarian regime, of a once firebrand mother who is torn between love and care for her daughter, and a country seeking self-determination in the build up towards the Arab spring. The lyrics and music are impactful and the acting, especially from the main two actresses, moving. Such movies help one acquaint with the world culture, and become a bit more human in the process.
'As I Open My Eyes' by Leyla Bouzid.
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