Hedi

  • Directed by Mohamed Ben Attia
  • France/Germany/Tunisia/United Arab Emerites/Qatar, 2016, 89 mins., Arabic

Resigned to his fate, Hedi is stuck selling cars, a job he hates, and engaged to a woman he barely knows and doesn’t love. An obedient son, he has spent his life doing exactly what’s expected of him. But when he meets Rim, a free-spirited tour guide and dancer at a beach hotel just a week before his arranged marriage, Hedi is ready to give up everything. Attia’s debut feature is a poignant story of personal dilemma and a metaphorical observation of Tunisia itself in its struggle between tradition and modernity. In Arabic with English subtitles.

Reviews: Sight & Sound (fifth review), Screen Daily, Hollywood Reporter, Cineuropa

Interviews: Interview with Mohammed Ben Attia at The Upcoming

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