release date November 17 2019
Tunisian Film Fatum Competes in the Cinema of Tomorrow Section at the Cairo International Film Festival
The Tunisian short film Fatum by director Mohamed Ali Nahdi will compete in the Cinema of Tomorrow section at the 41st Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) (November 20-29). The film recently won the Young Audience Award at the Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film (CINEMED) in France last October. MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution and marketing.

This year’s Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will screen over 150 feature, documentary and short films, including 30 world or international premieres. The Festival will also screen a number of international award-winning films.
Fatum follows Nejib, a Tunisian painter in his thirties, who spends most of his time painting in his studio. Back home after days of absence, he finds a surprise at home awaiting him. The film is written, directed and starring Mohamed Ali Nahdi, and co-stars Zohra Chtioui and Moncef Agegmi. Fatum is co-produced by Zenith Production (Mohamed Ali Nahdi) and SVP (Omar Ben Ali). MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution and marketing.

Tunisian actor and director Mohamed Ali Nahdi started his acting career at the age of 15. After several participations in many TV series and films, Nahdi moved to France to study Film Editing at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français (CLCF). Back home after three years, he worked as an editor, assistant director and actor in several Tunisian and foreign films, including Black Gold, starring Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas.

Nahdi made his debut short film The Project in 2008. The film was selected at many film festivals, including the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. Afterwards, he directed two other short films. Lately, he completed his TV directorial debut, Black Box. Fatum is his most recent film.