Amel, wrongly accused, is released from prison after a case of adultery and prostitution. In the underworld of Tunis, she searches for her missing son Moumen. In the course of her journey, Amel comes face to face with a Tunisian society in free fall.
Amel works in a factory in Tunis. She lives with her alcoholic husband, Tahar, a former local football star, and their only son, Moumen, a talented football goalie. To convince the factory boss to provide a piston for her son, Amel betrays her colleagues who are on strike. Amel meets the piston: Adel, a businessman who takes advantage of the situation and abuses Amel. But the police arrest them, the scandal goes viral and Amel is accused of adultery. Released after a few months in prison, Amel searches for her son in the underworld and has to deal with a Tunisian society in free fall.
A film by Mehdi HMILI
starring Afef Ben Mahmoud, Iheb Bouyahia, Zaza, Sarah Hannachi, Baccar Slim, Noomen Hamda, Fakher Wahchy.
Tunisia / Luxembourg / France, 2021, Fiction, 2h02, DCP 2K · Color · o.v. Arabic
Genre: Social Drama
Subtitles: French / English
Duration: 122 min
Countries: Tunisia, France, Luxembourg
NOTE BY THE AUTHOR
Streams interweaves three themes that have always haunted me: family, violence and love. Through them, I try to describe and translate the complex existence of a mother and her son.
- Mehdi Hmili
Moufida Fedhila, Mehdi Hmili
Donato Rotunno, Elise André, Marie-Pierre Macia, Claire Gadéa, Yasmine Dhoukar, Ramy Allam
Director: Mehdi Hmili
Screenplay: Mehdi Hmili
Image: Ikbal Arafa
Sound: Aymen Labidi, Maher Abbes, Nicolas Leroy, Angelo Dos Santos, Michel Schillings
Decors: Nahla Smati
Costumes: Emna Barhoumi
Make-up: Hajer Bouhaouala
Editing: Ghalia Lacroix and Hafedh Laridhi
Music: Amine Bouhafa
Afef BEN MAHMOUD (Amel)
Yol Film House (TN)
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Official Selection - Concorso Cineasti del presente (Première mondiale / World Premiere) /// 74th Locarno Film Festival 2021