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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Halfaouine, L’enfant des terrasses

Fortnight 1990, Feature film, 1h38


How can one talk as accurately as possible about Childhood and Sexuality in the Land of Islam, just when taboos are reappearing, stronger than ever ? How can one expose the joy and the easy way of life stille beating as the eternal pulse of society, in spite of the clichés and dogmas of any origin ? By speaking about what I witnessed and experienced. Ferid Boughedir


Ferid Boughedir

Born in Tunis, he was Alin Robbe-Grillet and Fernando Arrabal’s assistant. For many years, he became well kown, as one of the most famous African and Arabic film critics. His articles and works about African and arabic cinema history lead her to direct two documentaries: Camré d’Afrique and Caméra Arabe were shown in 1983 and 1987 at the Cannes Film Festival and are now considered as reference. Halfaouine is her first fictional feature film.

Anouche Setbon
Carolyn Chelby
Fatma Ben Saidane
Hélène Katzaras
Mohamed Driss
Mustapha Adouani
Radia Ben Abdallah
Selim Boughedir

Ferid Boughedir

Georges Barski

Hecmi Joulak

Moufida Tlatli, MC Rougerie

Anouar Braham

Set decoration
Taieb Jallouli, Claude Bennys

Vente à l’étranger : Scarabée Films à Paris Production : Cinétéléfilms à Tunis, RTT, France Media, Scarabée Film, la Sept, WDR