The Film That Made Phenomenal Achievements at International Film Festivals
Hedi's Screening at Zawya Cinema Extends For One Extra Week Due to Audience's Request
Tunisian film Hedi keeps pulling in crowds and gaining wide acclaim, as a result, its screening at Zawya Cinema in Downtown, Cairo, has been extended for one extra week. MAD Solutions had released the film last Wednesday, August 16, 2017, after it made its Egyptian premiere, opening the Cairo Cinema Days last May with a full-house screening. Hedi is set to continue its festival tour across the Arab world in August and September.
Hedi follows Hedi, a young man of few words who doesn't expect much from the future and lets others make his big decisions for him. His mother is preparing his marriage to Khadija, but two days before that; Hedi meets Rim in the city of Mahdia, who captivates him by her free-spirit, and he finds himself obsessed with this new-born passion. The film stars Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, and Sabah Bouzouita.
Hedi is written and directed by Mohamed Ben Attia, and co-produced by Dora Bouchoucha, Nadim Cheikhrouha, along with Belgian producers and directors, the brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Two Days, One Night), while the distribution of the film is handled by MAD Solutions.
Hedi has been to many international festivals where it received several awards. At the beginning of 2016, itsdirector Mohamed Ben Attia won the Best First Feature Award, and its lead actor Majd Mastoura won the Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlinale, as an unprecedented achievement for an Arab film at the festival. Mastoura won the Best Actor award at the Critics Awards, offered by the Arab Cinema Center (ACC). The film also won the Golden Athena Award for Best Picture at the Athens International Film Festival, and the Lumiere Award for Best French-Language Film at the Lumiere Awards, France 2017, in additionto taking part in over 20 international festivals including; the BFI London Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), Cairo Cinema Days, Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), and Festival International du Cin√©ma M√©diterran√©en de T√©touan.