release date December 11 2016
Hedi to Have GCC Premiere at the Dubai International Film Fe
Hedi by director and writer Mohamed Ben Attia will be competing in the Muhr Feature competition at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) (December 7-14, 2016). The Tunisian film that is distributed by MAD Solutions in the Arab world will land its GCC premiere at the 13th edition of the festival with the attendance of its director Mohamed Ben Attia.

The film follows Hedi, a young man who doesn't expect much from the future. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, making arrangements for marrying him off to Khadija, Hedi meets Rym and only two days before his wedding. Captivated by Rym's free-spirit, Hedi finds himself obsessed with his new-born passion and suddenly discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions. The film stars Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, and Sabah Bouzouita.

Hedi is written and directed by Mohamed Ben Attia, and co-produced by Dora Bouchoucha, Nadim Cheikhrouha, along with Belgian producers and directors, the brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Two Days, One Night), while the Arab world distribution of the film is handled by MAD Solutions.

Hedi has been to many international festivals winning several awards, so at the beginning of 2016, its director Mohamed Ben Attia won the Best First Feature Award, and its lead actor Majd Mastoura won the Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlinale, as an unprecedented achievement for an Arab film at the festival. The film also won the Golden Athena Award for Best Picture at the Athens International Film Festival, in addition to participating in over 15 international festivals.

DIFF is one of the most important film festivals in the Arab world. Every year, DIFF showcases over 120 features, shorts films and documentaries from around the world and hosts several world premieres, presents new and exciting cinema from the Arab world and beyond, and introduces audiences to fresh new talent and original and distinctive filmmaking.

Screening Times of Hedi at the Dubai International Film Festival (GMT+4)
Monday, December 12, at 06:45 pm on VOX 1 Cinema at Mall of the Emirates
Tuesday, December 13, at 10:00 pm at VOX 6 Cinema at Mall of the Emirates