release date July 25 2022
STREAMS by Mehdi Hmili Screens at International Film Festivals
Lately, STREAMS, by Mehdi Hmili, has been making waves on the international film festival circuit. It was screened at Malmo Arab Film Festival where it received the Best Director award. Furthermore, it was screened at Durban International Film Festival, FEST – New Directors /New Films Festival, Portugal, Amman International Film Festival and Sguardi Altrove Film Festival in Italy. 
It world premiered at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland where it competed at Filmmakers of the Present Competition. Afterwards, it screened at Zurich Film Festival, Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Mostra de València-Cinema del Mediterrani, International Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier and Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France. 
Amel is released from prison after an adulterous affair. In the lower depths of Tunis, Amel is searching for her missing son Moumen. During her journey, Amel faces a Tunisian society in full collapse. 
Written and directed by Mehdi Hmili, Streams stars Afef Ben Mahmoud, Iheb Bouyahia, Zaza, Sarah Hannachi and Slim Baccar and features music composed by Amine Bouhafa. MAD Solutions manages the film’s distribution across the Arab world.
Streams is a joint production between Yol Film House (Tunisia), Tarantula (Luxembourg), MPM Film (France), Clandestino Production (Tunisia) and in association with Allam Film (USA). 
It was developed in the prestigious Canadian workshop (Grand Nord) and received the screenplay Prize of the Institut Français and the CineGouna post-production prize and grants from The Tunisian National Center of Cinema, The Film Fund Luxembourg, and The French National Center of Cinema.
Mehdi Hmili is a Tunisian writer and filmmaker. While in France, he directed his short trilogy about love and exile: “X-Moment” (2009), “Li-La” (2011) and “The Night of Badr” (2012). His first feature-length film, “Thala Mon Amour” (2016), was selected in worldwide film festivals like Torino Film Festival, Carthage Film Festival and won several prizes. Mehdi Hmili is a popular poet in Tunisia. His last production “Fouledh” was selected in La Fabrique Cinema at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival