DEAR SON

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Co-produced by Belgian auteurs Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT, THE UNKNOWN GIRL), Mohamed Ben Attia's (HEDI) heart-rending drama debuted at the 2018 Cannes Directors' Fortnight. Riadh (Mohamed Dhrif) is about to retire from his work as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife Nazli (Mouna Mejri) revolves around their only son, Sami (Imen Cherif), who is preparing for his high school exams. The boy's repeated migraine attacks are a cause of much worry to his parents. But when he finally seems to be getting better, Sami suddenly disappears… Official Selection, 2018 Cannes, Karlovy Vary, London, Chicago and Stockholm film festivals. (Note adapted from Luxbox.) DIR/SCR Mohamed Ben Attia; PROD Dora Bouchoucha, Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Nadim Cheikhrouha. Tunisia/Belgium/France/Qatar, 2018, color, 104 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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104 Minutes
Drama

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