Programme 2019

A Son (Bik Eneich – Un Fils)

Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui

fiction

India Premiere

Section: International Competition

Country: France, Tunisia, Lebanon, Qatar | Year: 2019

Language(s): Arabic, French | Time: 95 mins

Synopsis

Tunisia, Summer 2011. The holiday to Southern country ends in disaster for Fares, Meriem and their 10-year old son Aziz when he is accidentally shot in an ambush. His injury will change their lives. Aziz needs a liver transplant, which leads to the discovery of a long-buried secret. Will Aziz and their relationship survive?

Director's Bio

Mehdi M. Barsaoui was born and raised in Tunisia. He is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Multimedia Arts of Tunis and holds a degree in film direction from DAMS in Bologna, Italy. He has directed three short films to date. His short film We Are Just Fine Like This (2016), won the Best Muhr Short at the Dubai International Film Festival.