release date November 10 2021
Streams Competes at Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition of Cairo International Film Festival
Tunisian film Streams, by Mehdi Hmili, will land its Arab world premiere at the Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition of the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival (November 26th to December 5th).
The film recently landed its world premiere at the Locarno Festival in the Netherlands, where it competed at the Filmmakers of the Present (Concorso Cineasti del presente) competition. It then screened at Zurich Film Festival, Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Mostra de València – Cinema del Mediterrani, and the International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema in Montpellier (CINEMED).
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 composer Amine Bouhafa. MAD Solutions handles 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), 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, the CineGouna post-production prize, as well as grants from The Tunisian National Center of Cinema, The Film Fund Luxembourg, and The French National Center of Cinema.
The Cairo International Film Festival is one of the oldest and most celebrated festivals in the Arab world and Africa. It is the only festival in the Arab and African region to be accorded category “A” status by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations in Paris (FIAPF).
Mehdi Hmili is a Tunisian writer and filmmaker. He studied cinema in Tunisia before graduating from the Paris Film School. 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. His last production “Fouledh” was selected in La Fabrique Cinema at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.