Two Tunisian films to feature at Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand 2022

Two Tunisian films will feature in the 2022 edition of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France.

They are Lotfi Achour’s “Angle mort” in the Lab competition, and “La robe d’Aicha” by Mohamed Saied in the parallel section.

“Angle mort” is an animated documentary (13 ‘) which is co-written by Lotfi Achour.

It is a Tunisian-French co-production whose story takes place under the Ben Ali’s dictatorship. It tells the story of a man who was kidnapped, tortured, killed, then disappears without ever having been found. He comes back to talk about it thirty years later, making his own mother’s question his own: “where did you put my son’s body?”

“La robe d’Aicha” (AICHA’S DRESS) by Mohamed Saied is a Tunisian fiction (28’) released in 2021. It was recently selected at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), in the section” Regard sur le cinéma tunisien”.

The film tells the life of a poor teenager called Saber. He is doing the best he can to provide for himself and for his sick mother Aïcha. One day on his way home in the countryside, while riding in his cart, he meets Lachheb, a vagabond and the only neighbour he knows in his remote town. The latter tells him that his mother is dying.

“La Robe d’Aicha” has won several awards including the best film prize at the New York Movie Awards (USA), December 2021.

La Robe d’Aicha also won the short film grand prize at the Oujda Maghrebian Film Festival (Morocco), the Jury prize at the Cairo Shorts Film Festival (Egypt), the best short footage at the Blackboard International Film Festival (India) and the Arab Short film festival (Lebanon).


Source: Tap News Agency