A Son (Bik Eneich - Un Fils) 95 mins

  • A Son
  • A Son
  • A Son
  • A Son

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A compelling and superb directorial debut that brings subtlety and depth to a heart-rending subject.

Tunisia, summer of 2011. The holiday to Southern country ends in disaster for Fares, Meriem and their 10-year old son Aziz when he is accidentally shot in an ambush. His injury will change their lives as Aziz needs a liver transplant, which leads to the discovery of a long-buried secret. Will Aziz and their relationship survive?

(Arabic with English subtitles)

Winner: Venice Horizons Award Best Actor for Sami Bouajila

Winner CIFF Arab cinema's Horizons Award & Sala Abu Seif Prize UNFPA Award

"Not many debuting directors are able to bring subtlety and depth to a heart-rending subject, which is just one reason why Mehdi M. Barsaoui's superb "A Son" deserves significant attention." Variety.

"An exciting debut." The Hollywood Reporter.

"Suspenseful." Screen International.

"Full of twists and turns" Cineeuropa.

"An exciting debut from a new voice in Arab cinema." Hollywood Reporter.

"One of the most exciting movies I've seen in quite some time." France24.

4stars
"Searing drama an outstanding debut."
Weekend Australian
"Barsaoui has a bright future ahead of him as a director of dramas that expertly capture complex human emotions within their socio-cultural, historical and political context."
Hollywood Reporter

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