Young Tunisian Hedi lives an ordered life in which he believes there can be no more surprises. His future will play out as other people have planned, until he meets a young woman named Rim at a hotel in Mahdia Hediand.
A heart-wrenching tale of emotional liberation, this riveting debut from Mohamed Ben Attia took home the Best First Feature and Best Actor awards from Berlin. Acutely attuned to the socioeconomic landscapes of post-revolution Tunisia, Hedi is a triumph of will-they-won’t-they romantic intrigue.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States