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21TH edition NOVEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 7, 2024

Behind the Mountains (Oura El Jbel)

Mohamed Ben Attia

Tunisia, Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar

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Director's Biography

Mohamed Ben Attia was born in Tunisia in 1976 and studied audiovisual communications at the University of Valenciennes in France. He kicked off his filmmaking career with short films, including Kif Lokhrin (2006), which won the Silver Award at FESPACO, and Selma (2013), which screened in competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. In 2016, Ben Attia released his highly successful debut feature, Inhebek Hedi, which won the Best First Film Award and the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival. He found similar success with his next feature, Dear Son (2018), which was selected for the Director’s Fortnight at the Festival de Cannes. His third feature, Behind the Mountains (2023), had its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in the Orizzonti section.

Screenings :
Satur 2 / 14h00 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs
Satur 2 / 14h00 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

After spending four years in jail, Rafik has only one plan: to take his son behind the mountains and show him his amazing discovery.

Director Mohamed Ben Attia
Producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati, Lina Chaabane Menzli, Delphine Tomson, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Nadim Cheikhrouha, Giovanni Robbiano, Lorenzo Rapetti, Paolo Maria Spina
Screenwriter Mohamed Ben Attia
Cinematographer Frederic Noirhomme
Production Designer Fatma Madani
Editor Lenka Fillnerova
Sound Ludovic Escallier, Quentin Colette, Jean-Stephane Garbe
Music Olivier Marguerit
Colour Colour
Majd Mastoura, Samer Bisharat, Walid Bouchhioua, Selma Zeghidi, Helmi Dridi, Wissem Belgharek
Production Company Nomadis Images, Tanit Films, Les Films du fleuve, 010 Films
International Sales Company Luxbox
Distributor MAD Solutions


Tunisia, Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar