Fatwa (+ short film: Nefta Football Club)

The story of a father who returns to Tunisia to bury his son who supposedly died in a motorcycle accident.

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Brahim Nadhour flies from his hometown Paris to Tunisia for a sad reason: he has come to bury his son Marouane. Against the will of his ex-wife Loubna he decides to involve the mosque in the ceremony. He cannot help but notice how much the character of the religious community has changed in the meantime; he is all the more surprised to find out that Marouane, who had a secular upbringing, had become a regular attender at the mosque before his death. Realizing how little he knows about his son, Brahim starts to investigate. A series of dark discoveries turn the film into an unembellished but blood-curdling detective.

The screening of Fatwa will be preceded by the short film Nefta Football Club (Yves Piat, France, Tunisia 2018, 17 min.): In the rare moments that they are not playing soccer, brothers Abdallah and Mohammed race their moped over the hills surrounding Nefta. One day they come across a wandering donkey, strangely wearing headphones on his ears. What’s even more remarkable is the load he carries on his back.

Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, Tunisia, 2018, 102 min. Arabic spoken, English subtitles. With Ghalia Benali, Ahmed Hafiene, Sarra Hannachi.