Amine Lakhnech | Tunisia | 2019 | 21'
An orphaned girl is born with a heart that is too large. After vain attempts to save her with black magic, her aunt ends up by keeping her hidden away for many years. When she becomes an adult, the girl makes a pact with the devil who frees her from her malformation but on condition that… A moral tale and a horror parody on diversity.
Lobna Noomen, Mounira Zakraoui, Amira Essid
Tanit d’Or for the Best Short Film (Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage 2019), Best Film Award and Best Fantasy Film Award (Monochrome Film Fest 2019), Best Foreign Language Film Award, Best Fantasy Short Film Award and Best First Short Film Award (Indie Short Fest 2019), Special Mention (Global Shorts, Los Angeles 2019)
Amine Lakhnech was born in a village in the north of Tunisia in 1988. For many years he worked in film production in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. A self-taught director, he founded his own production company, AntWorks visuals, and in 2019 made his directing debut with True Story, which had its world premiere at the Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage. He is currently working on the screenplay of his first feature film.
2019 - True Story, sf