Four new Tunisian films at 2019 BFI London Film Festival
11/09/2019 16:56, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Four Tunisian fiction feature films were selected at the "Strand Galas" on the BFI London Film Festival 2019 scheduled October 2-13.

Hinde Boujemaa's "Noura's Dream" and Mehdi Barsaoui's "A Son" will premiere in "Debates": a segment dedicated to "fascinating films that amplify, scrutinise, argue and surprise", says the festival presentation.

"Noura’s Dream" (92mn) is a co-production between Tunisia, Belgium, France and Qatar, while "A son" (95mn) is a co-production between Tunisia, Lebanon, France and Qatar.

"A Son", written and directed by Mehdi Barsaoui, recently received two awards at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. It won the Best Male Performance Award at the "Orizzonti" competition that went to French-Tunisian actor Sami Bouajila and the Interfilm Award for Best Ecumenical Jury Film.

"Noura’s Dream" now features as a World Premiere in the Official Competition of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) held September 5-15 2019.

Manele Labidi's “Arab Blues” will be screened in the section "Films in Laugh" that features romantic comedies. This 88mn fiction is a French production. Its premiere in Venice Days section of the 76th Venice Film Festival won the Audience Award.

Ala Eddine Slim's "Tlamess" is featured in the "Films in dare" section, which is open to "awesome movies that get you out of your comfort zone," says the festival website.

This fiction (120mn) is a Tunisian-French co-production of Ala Eddine Slim, Juliette Lepoutre, Ali Hassouna, Chawki Knis and Pierre Menahem.

It is the second feature film by this young director after his earlier fiction film "The Last of Us", awarded the Lion of the Future at the Venice Film Festival 2016. The world premiere of this film was screened in May in competition at the 51st Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival 2019.

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