Tunisia, France, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Switzerland, Germany, Qatar I 2017 I Arabic dialogue with swedish subtitles l 104 min

Mariam is a young Tunisian student, beautiful like a flower. One night, she wants to dance in the disco with its shimmering lights and get to know Youssef. But something terrible breaks her wings. Three policemen catch her on the beach, outside the nightclub, kissing Youssef. Claiming a routine check, they extort money from Youssef and rape Mariam repeatedly. Despite the trauma and pain, Mariam is adamant: she wants to file a complaint before the evidence of the abuse that has stained her body disappears. Mariam embarks in a showdown against all the guardians of the set order, fighting for her most basic right: the right to transcribe an official report of the crime that will allow her to prosecute the aggressors.

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Writer: Kaouther Ben Hania
Cast: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomane Hamda, Mohamed Akkari, Chedly Arfaoui, Anissa Daoud, Mourad Gharsalli
DOP: Johan Holmquist
Producer: Habib Attia, Nadim Cheikhrouha

SCREENINGS May 5 18.45, folkets bio Umeå



 Director Kaouther Ben Hania

Kaouther Ben Hania studied cinema in Tunisia and in Paris at La Fémis and the Sorbonne. ‘Challat of Tunis’, her first feature film, opened the ACID section of the Festival de Cannes in 2014. ‘Zaineb Hates the Snow’ premiered in the Official Selection of the Festival del Film Locarno in 2016, won a Golden Tanit at the Carthage Film Festival, and was named Best Documentary at Cinémed. (Borde skriva något om cannes??)