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The Season of Men
(Maussim al-riyal)

by Moufida TLATLI

In Djerba, Aicha, 18, has married Said who works eleven months a year in Tunis. From the honeymoon on, Aicha expresses her desire to break free from the tradition and leave for Tunis. The brave and bold young woman proposes to weave carpets in order to earn enough money to make her dream corne true. Said imposes one condition : she must give birth to a son. In the beginning, the home coming of the men is a pretext for a celebration the women are preparing with joy : the applying of the henna, the bath, the laughs. Then as years go by, Aicha, Zeineb, Zohra and Fatma become disillusioned.

Aicha gave birth to two daughters, and Aziz’s birth brings the dream doser to life. But this much awaited son bears his mother’s heartbreak. Years later, Aicha returns with Aziz, her daughters, the loyal Zeineb, to the old, Djerba home, “the Menzel”, to understand the past, retrieve trust, peace and serenity.

  • Titre français
    La Saison des hommes
  • Original title
    Maussim al-riyal
  • Titre international
    The Season of Men
  • Scénario
    Moufida Tlali
  • Photo
    Youssef BEN YOUSSEF
  • Montage
    Isabelle DEVINCK
  • Son
    Faouzi THABET
  • Musique
    Anouar BRAHEM
  • Interprétation
    Rabiaa BEN ABDALLAH, Sabah BOUZOUITA, Ghalia BEN ALI, Ezzedine GUENNOUN, Hend SABRI
  • Production
    Les Films du Losange
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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