The Carthage Cinematographic Days (JCC) began, Thursday, at the Cité de la Culture in Tunis, the cycle of screenings of the films (5) which will make their Tunisian premiere during this retrospective edition of the festival, scheduled for December 18 to 23 2020.
Three Tunisian films will be presented in Tunisian preview, in addition to an Ivorian film and another Palestinian. These are feature films all produced in 2020, a year that saw an almost total closure of cinemas, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The debut was with the film “La Fuite” by Ghazi Zoghbani, in a first screening dedicated to the press. It took place at the Omar Khilifi room, at the Tunisian Cinémathèque, in the presence of the director who is part of the cast.
La Fuite “(90 ′) is a film adaptation of the eponymous play by the same director presented in 2018. Ghazi Zoghabani kept the same artistic team while introducing some modifications to the script.
The Disqualified “by Hamza Ouni will be presented on Friday, the day of the official start of the festival, while” The Man Who Sold His Skin “by Kaouther Ben Hania is scheduled for the next day.
A young graduate and religious extremist flees the police through the alleys of the Medina of Tunis and finds himself forced to hide in one of the rooms of the brothels.
He begged her to help him despite their ideological and moral differences. Faced with his fundamentalism and the libertine character of the prostitute, he is faced with internal dilemmas. The situation becomes more complicated with the entry of a customer
Shot in Mohammedia, Tunisia, the film traces twelve years of Mehrez’s life. A gifted dancer and actor, but also addicted to gambling and horse racing, he fights against himself and against the disarming contradictions of his country. In his tireless quest for sincere emotions, Mehrez defies all established rules.
Sam Ali, a sensitive and impulsive young Syrian, flees his country for Lebanon in order to escape the war. In order to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he agrees to have his back tattooed by the world’s most sultry contemporary artist. By transforming his body into a prestigious work of art, however, Sam will end up discover that his decision was made at the cost of his freedom.
MACA, Abidjan prison, one of the most overcrowded prisons in West Africa. Aging and sick, Blackbeard is increasingly contested. To maintain his power, he returns to the tradition of “Roman”, a ritual which consists in forcing a prisoner to tell stories during a whole night. A young pickpocket is appointed. “Roman” does not know how to tell but he is haunted by only one story, that of the “microbe” chief Zama King
Mustafa and his wife Salwa live 200 meters from each other in villages separated by the wall. One day, he receives a call that all parents dread: his son has had an accident. Rushing through the Israeli checkpoint, Mustafa is refused on one detail.