Lotfi Achour | Tunisia, France | 2021 | 14'
Under the dictatorship of Ben Ali, a man is abducted, tortured, killed and then declared missing. Almost thirty years later, he comes back to speak to us through a very expressive animation. Calm, lucid and without emotions, he concentrates on the fact and on the people, on the places and on time. He brings to light what was voluntarily or involuntarily buried and removed from collective history. He accompanies us in the meanders of this memory, repeating his mother’s question: “Where did you abandon my son’s body?”
La Luna Diffusion
A.P.A.: Artistes Producteurs Associés , La Luna Productions
Lotfi Achour, Natacha de Pontcharra
Best Short Film (FIPADOC), City of Montpellier Young Audience Award (Montpellier Cinemed Festival), Youssef Chahine Award (Cairo International Film Festival)
A theatre and film director, Lotfi Achour has directed more than 25 theatrical productions, including Macbeth, created for the World Shakespeare Festival on the occasion of the London Olympics and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company. His short films have been selected by more than 200 festivals, winning over 80 awards all over the world: they include Law of the Lamb which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. In 2016, his debut feature film, Burning Hope, was presented in competition at the Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, and then in New York, Beirut, Montpellier, Durban, Lausanne, Geneva and Paris. He is currently working on his second feature film, Red Path, made with the support of Eurimages.
2021 – Angle Mort, sf
2016 – Burning Hope, ff
2016 – Law of the Lamb, sf
2014 – Father, sf
2006 – Ordure, sf