TV Is Coming (The) - (Talfza Jaya)

  • Télé arrive (La) - (Talfza jaya)
Genre : Comedy
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2006
Format : Feature
Running time : 96 (in minutes)

"The TV is coming! The TV is coming!" rings the cry throughout the small Tunisian village of el-Malaga, after a phone call from the capital announces the arrival of a German TV production. The town's cultural committee springs into action to welcome the imagined European and American audiences, setting off a series of hysterical antics. Laughs follow, as each member of the cultural committee attempts to inflict a different vision of an ideal history on the town, but so does a poignant message about small-town life and visions of the West.



The TV Is Coming (Talfza Jaya), by Moncef Dhouib. Tunisia, 2006, 95 min, 35mm.

Credits
Cast: Issa Harrath, Fatma Ben Saidane, Ali Abdelwahab, Intidhar Kammarti, Chaouki Bouglia, Abdelhamid Gaies, Jamel Sassi, Nouri Bouzid
Writer: Moncef Dhouib
Producers: Manara Production, Rougemarine
Cinematographer: Ahmed Bennys
Editor: Charlene Gravel
Sound: Faouzi Thabet

Music: Rabie Zemmour



Festivals and Awards


2007 | CinemaEast Film Festival | NEW YORK, Usa | November 8-15 | 323 Sixth Avenue @ West 3rd Street - New York, NY 10014 | www.washingtonmoroccanclub.org/cinemaeastfestival.html |
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U.S. Premiere


2006 | Cairo International Film Festival | CAIRO, Egypt | 2006 |


2006 | Dubai International Film Festival, 2006 |


2006 | Carthage Film Festival, 2006 | TUNIS, Tunisia | November 2006 |

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  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • PACIFIC ARTS ALLIANCE
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  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
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