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© Carole Bethuel
Un divan à Tunis

Manele Labidi
2020 - France - 1h28

Screenings : wednesday 24 - 7:30 pm - Pathé - 1 friday 26 - 2:00 pm - Pathé - 1
After working in France, 35-year-old Selma opens her psychoanalysis practice in a working-class area of Tunis. Following the Revolution, demand seems to be high in this “schizophrenic” country. But between those who take Freud and his beard for a Muslim brother and those who confuse “paid sessions” for “paid services”, the beginnings of the practice are turbulent… Selma finally begins to find her footing, when she finds out that she doesn't have a document which is essential for to continue practicing…
Manele Labidi
Before becoming a filmmaker, Manele Labidi spent several years on the trading floor of a big international bank. She wrote for the theatre and radio before making her first short film, Une Chambre à moi, a comic variation on the work of Virginia Woolf, produced by Jean Christophe Reymond. She started her first feature as part of the screenwriting workshop at La Fémis. In February 2020, Un divan à Tunis (Arab Blues) was released, with Golshifteh Farahani, her first feature, also produced by Jean Christophe Reymond, distributed in more than 40 countries, nominated for the César for Best First Film and winner of the Audience Award at the Giornate degli Autori at the Venice Festival. She is currently preparing her second feature.

Cast : Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Aïcha Ben Miled, Feriel Chamari, Hichem Yacoubi
Screenplay : Manele Labidi
Cinematography : Laurent Brunet
Sound : Olivier Dandré
Editing : Yorgos Lamprinos
Music : Flemming Nordkrog

Production : Kazak Productions, Arte France Cinéma

French distributor : Diaphana