BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS

Mohamed Ben Attia

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  • Wed 26.06.2024 19:00

Part of Cairo Cinema Days 7

Rafik is a desperate man. Released from a Tunisian prison, where he served four years for smashing up the office where he used to work, he is now convinced he can fly and is determined, in the face of his family scepticism, to prove to his young son Yassine that his vision is real. Taking the boy out of school and heading to the mountains, where he finds temporary refuge by invading a bourgeois family’s country house, Rafik is clearly mentally unwell. Whether he can fly or not remains an open question, however, cleverly teased by the film-maker and by Majd Mastoura, who is both persuasive and dignified as Rafik.

Year

2023

Duration

98 MIN

Language

Arabic

Screening format

DCP

Subtitles

Subtitled to English

Writers

Mohamed Ben Attia

Countries

France, Italy, TUNISIA, QATAR, BELGIUM, SAUDI ARABIA

Genre

Drama

Cast

Majd Mastoura, Walid Bouchhioua, Samer Bisharat

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