Tunisia Factory

You must be logged in to watch films on Festival Scope

Tunisia Factory

Directed by Mariam Al Ferjani, Mohamed Ismail Louati, Rafik Omrani, Suba Sivakumaran, Mehdi Hamnane, Fateme Ahmadi, Anissa Daoud, Aboozar Amini

  • Tunisia, France 2018; 60 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Main
  • Details
  • In the Press

Synopsis

After Taipei Factory in 2013, Nordic Factory in 2014, Chile Factory in 2015, South Africa Factory in 2016 and Lebanon Factory in 2017, the Directors' Fortnight, with the collaboration of Tunisian CNCI join to continue the adventure this coming year with Tunisia Factory. This Factory is co-produced Dora Bouchoucha & Lina Chaabane (Nomadis Images), Habib Attia (Cinétéléfilms), Imed Marzouk (Propaganda Production), Omar Ben Ali (SVP) Riadh et Selma Thabet (Ulysson) et Khaled Mechken (Objectif) on the Tunisian side, and Dominique Welinski (DW) on the French side. The Factory aims at the emergence of new talents on the international scene, allowing young filmmakers, Tunisians and international, to meet and create together. The Fortnight is proud to present the result of these discussions, four short films of 15 minutes each, co-directed by four tandems young directors.

OMERTÀ (Mariam Al Ferjani, Mehdi Hamnane)
Donia, her brother Yahya, Ali and Ibrahim are celebrating Donia’s last night in Tunis before she leaves for studying in France. At one point, they decide to end the night on the beach and have some joints. At dawn, when they wake up one of them is missing.

BLUES S' LEILA (ismaël, Fateme Ahmadi)
Leila, mother of Youssef, a 17-year- old boy who was born with special needs, is shocked to find out she is pregnant. She decides to have an abortion without discussing her reasons with her husband. She books herself a room in a private clinic, but things turn against her on the day she wants to take action.

L'OISEAU BLEU (Rafik Omrani, Suba Sivakumaran)
One night at l’Oiseau Bleu, a famous restaurant by the sea in the suburb of Tunis. Imen, the secret but spectacular owner and her faithful Moudir; Ferid, the playboy; Tarek, the intellectual and Saber, the drum player who is waiting for a phone call… Fish couscous, music, drinks and more music…

BEST DAY EVER (Anissa Daoud, Aboozar Amini)
One house, one afternoon, one misunderstanding, four points of view.

Production

  • DW

    Dominique Welinski