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Dear Son

East Coast Premiere

DIRECTED BY Mohammed Ben Attia

Country: Belgium, France, Qatar, Tunisia
Language: Arabic, Tunisian
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Weldi

Running Time: 104min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Knight Marimbas Award

Riadh and Nazli are a quiet, peace-loving middle class couple in Tunis, nearing retirement age. Their lives revolve around their only son Sami, who is preparing for his high school final exams and planning for his future. But Sami is suffering from repeated and mysterious migraine attacks, a source of much worry to his parents. Just when Sami finally seems to be getting better, he suddenly disappears, leaving behind a terse note that he has gone to Syria. Filled with dread, Riadh desperately attempts to trace his son’s footsteps and reach him before he makes an irreversible decision.

Dear Son is a carefully crafted, honest and emotionally impactful drama about a father’s love, and the life-long balancing act between letting go and protective sheltering.



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Director: Mohammed Ben Attia
Producer: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Nadim Cheikhrouha
Screenwriter: Mohammed Ben Attia
Executive Producer: Dora Bouchouca
Production Company: Nomadis Images

Music: Omar Aloulou
Cinematographer: Frédéric Noirhomme
Editor: Nadia Ben Rachid

Cast: Mohamed Dhrif, Mouna Mejri, Zakaria Ben Ayed, Imen Chérif

Mohammed Ben Attia

Mohamed Ben Attiais a Tunisian film director. His work includes numerous short films awarded at prestigious international festivals, and his first feature, Hedi (2016), which won Best First Feature Film at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival. Dear Son (2018), his second feature, had its world premiere at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.