Short Films Competition | 15 min | 2020


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About the Film

When his wife leaves on a business trip, Imed, on his own for the first time, must take care of their 5-year-old son, Hedi. While his wife has always taken care of their child’s daily needs, Imed must now confront his deepest fear. Although he ends up enjoying this privileged time with his son, the experience unearths dark memories from Imed’s past. Little by little, he is paralyzed with anguish by the most trivial moments, forcing him to lead an unceasing double struggle. He must calm his resurging worries and conceal his turmoil from everyone, especially little Hedi.

Film Info

Section Short Films Competition
Year 2020
Length 15 min
Language Arabic
Country Tunisia, France

Film Credits

Director Anissa Daoud
Screenplay Anissa Daoud
Cinematography Hazem Berrabah
Music Jawhar Basti, Jean-Charles Bastion
Editing Malek Chatta
Producer Lotfi Achour, S├ębastien Hussenot, Anissa Daoud
Production Company The Artistes Producteurs Associ├ęs (A.P.A.), La Luna Productions
Sound Design
Sound Romain Poirier
Cast Mohamed Dahech, Sami Khelifi

Film Contacts

Directed by: Anissa Daoud

Anissa Daoud is a Tunisian cinema and theater actress. She wrote and produced several theater projects that played all around the globe. As a film director, she made 2 documentaries: the short, Women's Chronicles of Political Engagement, and the feature, Our Women in Politics and Society. She also co-directed, along with Aboozar Amini, the short film Best Day Ever, which opened the Directors' Fortnight at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.