release date October 05 2022
STREAMS is Making Waves on the Festival Circuit with a New Award and More Screenings
STREAMS, by Mehdi Hmili, continues to be a success, winning awards and screening at film festivals worldwide. It won Best Feature Film at Alyssa: Tunisian Film Festival (Sep 16th-24th) in London last month, and it will screen at the Maghreb Film Festival of Oujda in Morocco this month(Oct 7th-12th). 
STREAMS joined several international festivals in 2022. It was screened at Malmo Arab Film Festival (Sweden), where it received the Best Director Award, Durban International Film Festival (South Africa), FEST – New Directors /New Films Festival (Portugal), Amman International Film Festival (Jordan), and Sguardi Altrove Film Festival (Italy). 
Last year, the film’s leading actress, Afef Ben Mahmoud, won the Best Actress Award at the Cairo International Film Festival. 
STREAMS world premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in the Filmmakers of the Present Competition. Afterward, it was 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
The film follows the story of Amel, who was just released from prison after an adulterous affair. In the depths of Tunis, Amel is searching for her missing son, Moumen. During her journey, Amel encounters 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, with music 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). 
After it was developed with the aid of the prestigious Canadian workshop Grand Nord, the film project received the Screenplay Prize of the Institut Français, 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 for international festivals like Torino Film Festival and Carthage Film Festival and won several prizes. Mehdi Hmili is a famous poet in Tunisia. His most recent film, FOULEDH, was selected for La Fabrique Cinema at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.