Tunisia, Belgium, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Qatar | 2023 | Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 98 min


After spending four years in jail, Rafeek takes his only son behind the mountains to show him an incredible find.



Nordic premiere

Screening: April 23rd 21:00 Panora 2

Buy your ticket here >>

Director: Mohamed Ben Attia
Writer: Mohamed Ben Attia
Cast: Majd Mastoura, Walid Bouchhioua, Samer Bisharat, Selma Zeghidi, Helmi Dridi, Wissem Belgharek
Dop: Frédéric Noirhomme
Producer: Dora Bouchoucha, Lina Chaabane


Was born in Tunis in 1976. He studied audiovisual communication at the University of Valenciennes in Franceafter graduating at the Institut de Hautes Etudes Commerciales (IHEC) in Tunis in 1998. He has directed fiveshort films, Romantisme, deux comprimés matin et soir (2004), Kif Lokhrin (Silver award at FESPACO 2006),Mouja (2008), Loi 76 (2011) and Selma (2013), which was selected in the international competition ofClermont Ferrand Film Festival 2014 and won several awards in various festivals.
He directs his first feature Inhebek Hedi (Hedi) in 2016 which wins the Best First Film Award and the Silver Bear Best Actor at the 2016 Berlinale as well as great critic and audience acclaim around the world. The filmw as released in more than twenty countries. His second feature Weldi (Dear Son) is selected at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2018. Behind the Mountains is his third feature film.