Hedi

The hero of the debut feature is Hedi, an introvert young man, who is soon to marry a fair bride selected by his family. Suffering under his manipulative, hyper-protective mother, after encountering Rym, a liberal-minded dancer, he gradually plucks up the courage to stand up to conventions and his family’s expectations alike. A witty, sentiment-free film, revealing through insinuation the situation in the post-Arab Spring Tunisia more than many a political commentary, astounds with a highly mature form.