Films

WHISPERING SANDS (HAMSSOU ERRIMAL)

Director:  Nacer Khemir

Screenwriter:  Nacer Khemir

Genre:  Feature Film / Drama / 2017 / 94' 

Cast: Hicham Rostom, Noura Saladin, Dora Zarrouk 

 

What secret has pushed this Canadian woman of Arab descent into the desert? What is the essence of those popular tales that the local guide recounts during the long trip they both undertake passing through the ruined childhood places of the guide? We are far beyond drama. Only are left, the deep pain and the awful sense of loss. WHISPERING SANDS is a film that sways between a wounded Arab history and a future that one fears fatal.

 

Director's Biography:

Through cinema, painting and sculpture, not to mention calligraphy, writing and story telling, Nacer Khemir has thrown bridges between two shores, between the North and the South, the

East and the West. His literary work comprises a dozen publications and his production is still growing. His artistic work was the occasion of many exhibitions, at the Georges Pompidou Center, at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.

He is also writer and producer of many films which won several international awards in festivals all around the world.

He was also honored several times for his artistic work.

 

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BLACK SPIRIT (KURAI NO SEICHIN)

Director:  Chakib Taleb-Bendiab

Screenwriter:  Chakib Taleb-Bendiab

Genre:  Short Film / Drama / 2017 / 22' 

Cast: Brice Fournier, Kimie Tanaka, Anis Chouchene, Saoussen Babba

 

An old French archaeologist worn out by life but still adventurous is convinced that he is finally on the trail of the legendary African Samurai clan, the 'Black Spirits', in the Tunisian Sahara. Is his mystic journey just a dream or a way to escape a reality he doesn't want to accept ?

 

Director's Biography:

Chakib Taleb-Bendiab is an French/Algerian screenwriter, filmmaker and composer. He worked on many feature films and is one of the scriptwriters of the British TV series "Go Dark". He has been rewarded with several prizes at international festivals for his scripts and his first short film "Cold Blood". Recently, Chakib directed his second short film, "Black Spirit", a Samurai tale in the Tunisian Sahara...

 

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WOODEN HAND (Peau de Colle) 

Director:  Kaouther Ben Hania

Screenwriter:  Kaouther Ben Hania

Genre:  Short Film / Comedy / 2013 / 23' 

Cast: Yasmine Ben Amara, Shiraz Fradi, Ahmed Hafiène, Fathi Heddaoui, Rafed Chayada, Zied Kochbati 

 

Amira, 5 years old, doesn’t like school. In order to avoid going there she finds an unstoppable idea that goes beyond her expectations… 

 

Director's Biography:

Graduated from EDAC (Tunis) and Femis (France), Kaouther Ben Hania realized her first short film « Moi, ma sœur et la chose » in 2006, selected in several festivals. She then realized a documentary, « Imams go to school » (2011), « Wooden Hand » (2013) her second short, and her first feature film « Challat from Tunis » (2014).

 

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THE DEPTHS (Les Profondeurs)

Director:  Youssef Chebbi

Screenwriter:  Youssef Chebbi

Genre:  Short Film / Drama / 2012 / 27' 

Cast: Kamel Laaridhi, Nidhal Chemengui, Ghalya Karrou

 

A vampire, stricken by time, returns to his homeland in search of what remains of humanity...

 

Director's Biography:

Youssef Chebbi was born in Tunis in 1984. He lives  and works in France.

He  directed his first short film in 2010, "Heading North." In March 2011 he co-directed a feature-film documentary, "Babylon", about the birth, life and death of a refugee camp in southern Tunisia following the massive exodus of people fleeing the Libyan conflict. 

In 2012 he directed a second short film "The Depths". 

 

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HEADING NORTH (Vers le Nord)

Director:  Youssef Chebbi

Screenwriter:  Youssef Chebbi

Genre:  Short Film / Drama / 2011 / 16' 

Cast: Helmi Dridi, Mohamed Grayya, Nasreddine Manai

 

It's a dark night. Lost on a beach in the middle of nowhere, Mehdi and Nito, two smugglers, are preparing to conclude a deal with the Albanian Mafia. Human trafficking. The situation escalates when Mehdi discovers that his little brother, Mouja, is candidate for travel. … 

 

Director's Biography:

Youssef Chebbi was born in Tunis in 1984. He lives  and works in France.

He  directed his first short film in 2010, "Heading North." In March 2011 he co-directed a feature-film documentary, "Babylon", about the birth, life and death of a refugee camp in southern Tunisia following the massive exodus of people fleeing the Libyan conflict. 

In 2012 he directed a second short film "The Depths". 

 

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