The Film's First Award After It's World Premiere
Mohamed Dhrif Wins El Gouna Star for the Best Actor for His Role in Weldi
Tunisian star Mohamed Dhrif wins El Gouna Star for the Best Actor for his role in director Mohamed Ben Attia's feature film Weldi that landed its Arab world premiere within the Feature Film Competition at El Gouna Film Festival.
Written and directed by Mohamed Ben Attia, Weldi is produced by Dora Bouchoucha's Nomadis Images, Les Films du Fleuve and Tanit Films. The film stars Mohamed Dhrif, Mouna Mejri, Zakaria Ben Ayed, Imen Cherif, Taylan Mintas and Tarik Copti. The film is distributed by MAD Solutions in the Arab world.
Weldi follows Riadh, who is about to retire from his work as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife Nazli revolves around their only son Sami, 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.
The film premiered at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival as part of the festival's prestigious Directors' Fortnight section, and it is taking part in the 62nd BFI London Film Festival.