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Essaida
(Essaïda)

by Mohamed ZRAN

Amine, a painter living in Tunis, goes through a creative crisis while preparing an exhibition. On the streets, he meets Nidal, a young teenager. Fascinated by Nidal’s attitudes, Amine follows him up to his neighbourhood, Essaida. There live a concentration of varions populations who came from the countryside and settled outside Tunis looking for dreams and work. Amine manages to persuade Nidal to become his model. Nidals father, an alcoholic, ill-treats his son because he refuses to obey and brings no money home. Amine is deeply moved by his discovery of Essaida and Nidal’s situation. Backat his place, the artist decides to cancel his exhibition and to go and start a new life at Essaida. He transposes the atmosphere and people’s dreams into his painting, a world full of colours and light. Nidal eventually leaves Amine and falls into delinquency. Amine tries to recover his bearings and balance.

  • Titre français
    Essaïda
  • Original title
    Essaïda
  • Titre international
    Essaida
  • Scénario
    Mohamed Zran
  • Photo
    Jean-Claude Couty
  • Montage
    Francis de Delemont
  • Son
    Hachemi Joulak
  • Musique
    Les Colombes
  • Interprétation
    Hichem Rostom, Chedli Bouzayen, Myriam Amarouchene, Abdallah Mimouni, Fawzia Badr, Khaled Ksouri, Tayeb Oueslati
  • Production
    Sangho Films
  • Sous-titrage

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