Fiction, Director: Mehdi Barsaoui, Tunisia/France/Lebanon/Qatar 2019, 96 min., Arab./Fr. with En. ST
Tunisia, summer of 2011: Fares (Sami Bouajila) and Meriem (Najla Ben Abdallah) live well-off in the capital Tunis. Both are professionally successful and have a reliable circle of friends. On a trip to the south of the country, their 10-year-old son Aziz is seriously injured in an armed assault. In the hospital, the boy’s life hangs by a thread. However, the necessary liver transplant reveals a well-kept secret, the weight of which plunges the couple into an abyss of lies and crimes. In a race against time, they are forced to redefine themselves anew, both morally and personally. Barsaoui’s stirring debut film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival.
In cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.