Country:

Tunisia-France

Synopsis:

Aya, a thirty-something Tunisian woman, lives in Tozeur, at the gateway to the desert. Between social dictates, family pressures and disillusionment, Aya is not the happiest girl in the world. One day, misfortune befalls her. Aya doesn’t know it yet but it will be the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to her. It’s an unexpected opportunity for this young woman to start from scratch, to start her life all over again. Aya will never be the same person again.

Director's Bio:

Born in 1984 in Tunis, Mehdi has directed three short films, awarded at several international festivals. His first feature A SON started its international career in the official selection at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, where it received two awards. Distributed in twenty countries and winning multiple awards all over the world, A SON is the first Tunisian film to win a French César Award. Mehdi is currently working on his second feature film.

Producer’s Bio:

Habib ATTIA is currently managing director of CINETELEFILMS, one of the leading production companies in Tunisia and the region, founded in 1983. His ventures as main producer are worldwide distributed, acclaimed and awarded in the most prestigious festivals like Cannes, Venice, Toronto… Two times Oscar’s nominee with THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN in 2021 and BROTHERHOOD in 2020, Habib ATTIA received in 2021, as a recognition to his career, the prestigious rank of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic.