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CANNES 2018 Directors' Fortnight

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer and poster for Mohamed Ben Attia's Dear Son

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- The new film by the director of the 2016 hit Hedi is set to world-premiere in Cannes' Directors' Fortnight

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer and poster for Mohamed Ben Attia's Dear Son
Mohamed Dhrif and Zakaria Ben Ayed in Dear Son

Riadh is about to retire from his job as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife Nazli revolves around their only son, Sami, who is preparing for his high-school exams. The boy’s repeated migraine attacks are a cause of much worry to his parents. But when he finally seems to be getting better, Sami suddenly disappears…

This is what Mohamed Ben Attia portrays in his second feature, Dear Son [+see also:
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, set to world-premiere in the 50th Directors' Fortnight during the 71st Cannes Film Festival. The Tunisian filmmaker is back after his successful first feature, Hedi [+see also:
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, which took home the awards for Best First Feature and Best Actor in the Competition of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival. Dear Son was produced by Tunisia's Nomadis Images, Belgium's Les Films du Fleuve and France's Tanit Films, and is being sold internationally by Luxbox.

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Check out our exclusive trailer (with English subtitles) and poster below:

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