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World Cinema

Dear Son (Weldi)

(Weldi)

Year 2018
Runtime 100 mins
Language Arabic
Subtitles English

Riadh is close to retiring from his job as a forklift operator in Tunis. Both him and his wife Nazli’s lives revolve around their only son Sami who is preparing for his high school exams. However, Sami’s preparations are beset by repeated migraine attacks. Just when Sami seems to be finally getting better, he disappears. As Riadh starts hunting for clues, he discovers a secret about Sami that leads him on a dangerous journey to Syria to find his son before it is too late.


Inspired by true events, and co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, award-winning director Mohamed Ben Attia’s DEAR SON is a timely film that sheds light on Tunisian lives from the perspective of a father-son relationship.


written by Sachin Gandhi


Cannes (Director's Fortnight)


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Director
Mohamed Ben Attia
Producer
Dora Bouchoucha, Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Nadim Cheikhrouha
Screenwriter
Mohamed Ben Attia
Cinematographer
Frédéric Noirhomme
Editor
Nadia Ben Rachid
Music
Omar Aloulou
Cast
Mohamed Dhrif, Mouna Mejri, Zakaria Ben Ayed, Imen Cherif, Taylan Mintas