Cannes Film Fest 2018: Dear Son (Weldi), Directed by Mohamed Ben Attia

Weldi (Dear Son), Written and Directed by Mohamed Ben Attia


Riadh is about to retire from his work as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife Nazli revolves around their only son Sami, who is preparing for his high school exams. The boy’s repeated migraine attacks are a cause of much worry to his parents. But when he finally seems to be getting better, Sami suddenly disappears…

Mohamed Ben Attia’s first feature Inhebbek Hedi won the Best First Film Award and the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 2016 Berlinale. 


Mohamed Dhrif, Mouna Mejri, Zakaria Ben Ayed, Imen Chérif, Taylan Mintas, Tarik Copti


Cinematographer                         Frédéric Noirhomme

Editor                                           Nadia Ben Rachid

Music                                           Omar Aloulou

Sound design                              Valérie Ledocte, Jean-Stéphane Garbe

Producers                                    Dora Bouchoucha, Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Nadim Cheikhrouha

Production                                   Nomadis Images, Les Films du Fleuve, Tanit Films

Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar

In Tunisian Arabic with English subtitles.

Running time: 100 minutes


Seeking US Distribution

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