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HEDI

by Mohamed Ben Attia

synopsis

Hedi is a simple young man. He is not very talkative or reactive and does not expect much from the life that is traced for him. He just takes life as it comes. He allows his authoritarian and overwhelming mother organise his marriage to Khedija. He allows his boss send him on a prospection trip to Mahdia during the week of his wedding celebrations, and he allows Ahmed, his brother who has come back from France specially to take part in the ceremony, dictate how he should behave. In other words, he takes it all as it comes. He understands what is happening to him, but he just waits for things to go by. In Mahdia, he meets Rim who works as an activity leader in a hotel, a seaside resort that is losing its tourists. At first, intrigued by her insouciance and frivolity, Hedi ends by getting involved in a passionate love relationship. In the meantime while the wedding preparations go on, Hedi is finally forced to make a choice.

international title: Hedi
original title: Inhebbek Hedi
country: Tunisia, Belgium
sales agent: Luxbox
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Mohamed Ben Attia
film run: 90'
release date: FR 28/12/2016
screenplay: Mohamed Ben Attia
cast: Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Omnia Ben Ghali, Hakim Boumsaoudi
cinematography by: Frédéric Noirhomme
film editing: Azza Chaabouni
costumes designer: Nedra Gribaa
producer: Dora Bouchoucha
co-producer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
production: Les Films du Fleuve, Tanit Films, Nomadis Images [TN]
distributor: Bac Films, Imagine

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main awards/selection

Berlinale 2016
Competition - Silver Bear for Best Actor, Best First Feature Film
Festival du Film d'Angoulême 2016 
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2016 
BFI London Film Festival 2016 
Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier 2016 
Stockholm International Film Festival 2016 
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