Plot Author Matching "Carthage Film Festival" (Sorted by Title Ascending)



1. 3000 Nights (2015)

103 min | Drama

7.0
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A young Palestinian schoolteacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.

Director: Mai Masri | Stars: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, Rakeen Saad, Raida Adon

Votes: 730

2. 4 Years Later (2017)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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In Tamatave, Rita and Lalia are two young primary school teachers. They face up to the children's difficulties in a first grade class. One is in a public school, the other is in a private ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Anne Melville

3. We Have Never Been Kids (2015)

104 min | Documentary, Family

7.1
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An Egyptian woman is trying to look after her four children, especially in the lead-up to and aftermath of her divorce from their father. However, over time, the circumstances around her gradually change on all levels.

Director: Mahmood Soliman

Votes: 9

4. The Malagasy Way (2014)

84 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

6.8
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Just for the time of a film, let's have fun reversing the roles... Let's imagine it isn't for the economists anymore to demonstrate their growth model, but for the farmers, artists, ... See full summary »

Director: Nantenaina Lova | Stars: Rejao Refaralahy Joela, Rado Mpikabary, Florentine Razafiharisoa, Joela Rejao Refaralahy

Votes: 22

5. Agonie (2018)

10 min | Short, Drama

9.3
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When he awakes six feet underground in a coffin with a bottle of whiskey, a torch and a Talkie-Walkie, Youssef realizes it's a joke. But the hours pass and nobody comes to find him. His ... See full summary »

Director: Ghassen Jeribi | Star: Aymen Ben Hmida

Votes: 9

6. Life's Eye (2016)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Describes the inhabitants of El-Fustat and their suffering due to poverty, ignorance, disease and neglect. It shows the contrast between the shanty houses submerged by water and the luxury ... See full summary »

Director: Wafaa Hussein

7. The Last of Us (2016)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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N is coming from the desert to reach North Africa and make an illegal crossing to Europe. He steals a boat, but it soon sinks into the middle of the sea, then embarks in an imaginary ... See full summary »

Director: Alaeddine Slim | Stars: Jahwar Soudani, Fethi Akkari, Jihed Fourti, Slim Majdoub

Votes: 184

8. Al Medina (2015)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Yusif is half Danish, half Arab travels to the Middle Eastern city of Medina - along with his pregnant Danish wife, Sarah. Yusif wants to start a new life with his wife in his father's ... See full summary »

Director: Omar Shargawi | Stars: Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Ashraf Farah, Omar Shargawi

Votes: 77

9. The Curve (2015)

80 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Radi, an isolated mysterious guy, who lives in his old VW minivan, finds himself starting an interesting journey.

Director: Rifqi Assaf | Stars: Ashraf Barhom, Fatina Laila, Mazen Moadam, Ashraf Telfah

Votes: 47

10. Survivors of Firdous Square (2018)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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This is the story of two artists, Bassem the sculptor and Adel the director. We see their struggles in Baghdad as a result of the US occupation, and their departure for Damascus. There ... See full summary »

Director: Adel Khaled

11. Al-Sheikh Noel (2017)

20 min | Short, Drama

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The film tells the story of a Muslim sheikh living with his grandson in the recently liberated territories of ISIS in Iraq. The Sheikh tries to bring joy to the heart of his grandson and ... See full summary »

Director: Saad Al-Essamy | Stars: Raed Al Jabouri, Abdullah Al-Ghaleb, Ala Al-Obeidi, Saheb Shaker

12. The Valley (2014)

R | 135 min | Drama

6.6
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After surviving a car crash in the middle of Lebanon's isolated Beqaa Valley, an amnesiac man finds himself held hostage on a local farm that doubles as an illegal drug-production facility.

Director: Ghassan Salhab | Stars: Carol Abboud, Fadi Abi Samra, Mounzer Baalbaki, Carlos Chahine

Votes: 65

13. The Third Hand (2014)

16 min | Short, Drama

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Zineb daughter of the worker Hassan, like all girls her area wants to pursue her graduate studies in the city. However, her parents don't even have enough money to pay for a simple ... See full summary »

Director: Hicham Elladdaqi

14. Love, Theft and Other Entanglements (2015)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A Palestinian car thief gets into the trouble of his life when he steals the wrong car. What he thought was an Israeli car and an easy way to make money in his impoverished refugee camp ... See full summary »

Director: Muayad Alayan | Stars: Sami Metwasi, Ramzi Maqdisi, Kamel El Basha, Maya Abu Alhayyat

Votes: 103

15. On the Crossbar (2019)

90 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.2
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A throwback to Habib Bourguiba's presidency era in 1978, focusing on the failed strike insurrection by the Union in parallel with a very memorable sport event, the qualification of the Tunisian National Team to the World Cup in Argentina.

Director: Sami Tlili | Stars: Béji Caïd Essebsi, Habib Bourguiba

Votes: 21

16. Thin Line (2018)

23 min | Short

9.2
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14 January: day of the Tunisian revolution. Two days later, a climate of terror and a sense of insecurity reign throughout the land and in the people's hearts. Ramla, a young props girl of ... See full summary »

Director: Fawzy Djemal | Stars: Leïla Arfaoui, Amir Dridi, Sami Jouini, Mohamed Ali Mahfoudh

Votes: 9

17. A Return (2014)

60 min | Documentary

9.1
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In a Tunisian village El Omrane in Sidi Bouzid (283 km from Tunis), massive arrests against young people who demonstrated their right to work. The elders of the town decide to start a ... See full summary »

Director: Abdallah Yahya

Votes: 11

18. On the Roof of Damascus (2017)

26 min | Short, Drama

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The film presents a stage that the Syrian youth generations are going through as a result of the war, its conditions and the negative effects it has on them. It is a story about the youth ... See full summary »

Director: Al-Mouhannad Kalthoum | Star: Samer M. Esmael

19. Ali; Ali (2018)

23 min | Short

8.5
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Two students, Ghada and Nadra, share a flat. One day in the town they fancy a boy. Since they tell each other everything, each sings the praises of the boy she has met, showing him off to ... See full summary »

Director: Fathi Doghri | Stars: Nader Ayache, Ameni Essid

Votes: 8

20. Amal (2021)

12 min | Short

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Amal, a PhD student in the Department of Sociology. She is 28 years old and she lives with her 52 years old mother Samira who works in a public library. Amal maintains her hobby of cinema. ... See full summary »

Director: Amel Karray | Stars: Amel Karray, Awatef Harroussi, Selma Ben Yahia, Amira Azim

21. Like a Bird (2012)

26 min | Short, Documentary

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Through the testimonies of bird breeders, this documentary digs into the relationship between men and this fragile animal. The symbolism between the bird and the cage, brings us back to an ... See full summary »

Director: Jelel Bessaâd

22. Amphibian (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Jesús lives with his father on the shore of a large lake. José, his older brother, has returned home carrying with him a criminal past. This morning, Jesús accompanies him in search for a job that would help restore his reputation.

Director: Héctor Silva Núñez | Stars: Luis Henrique Castillo, J. Garcia, Franklin González, Mauricio Reverol

23. Antananarivo Tiako Ianao (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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While the Malagasy capital Antananarivo is in the turmoil of a political crisis, the filmmaker Hamy Ratovo fights against the censorship of his film in the margins of the demonstrations. ... See full summary »

Director: Haminiaina Ratovoarivony | Stars: Marion Guichard, Fenosoa Lova, Hamy Ratovo

24. Argu (2021)

97 min | Drama

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Koukou is called crazy for his different behavior. The village elders committee and his father decide to put him in a mental asylum. his brother Mahmoud, disillusioned by his love story, ... See full summary »

Director: Omar Belkacemi | Stars: Latifa Aissat, Mohamed Lefkir, Kouceila Mustapha

25. Secrets on the Wind (2017)

27 min | Short, Drama

9.2
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Océane is a little blind girl. She spends her days playing at the edge of the beach. She is very attached to her grandfather. Her grandfather enters the depths of the sea on a day of a ... See full summary »

Director: Imène Alnasiri Boulos | Stars: Giacomo Fiashi, Clara Keiryllos, Kais Mestiri

Votes: 9

26. In Origins of the Tunisian Revolution (2012)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Shok between an outrageous wealth on one side and the inhuman poverty on the other. The camera films mansions and luxury residences, as well as the precarious shantytowns and slums where ... See full summary »

Director: Nejib Ben Azouz

27. Aya Goes to the Beach (2015)

17 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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The only entertainment for 10-year-old Aya, a domestic helper, is some TV and her fantasies about the sea. With her handicapped neighbor, she seeks a way to make her dream come true.

Director: Maryam Touzani | Stars: Badia Aziz, Nouhaila ben Moumou, Fatima Herandi Raouya

Votes: 14

28. Aydil (2012)

47 min | Documentary

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The North, home of wheat and legends; a group of women narrating their stories that are shaped by the pain, sorrow and boldness of their society. These women are distinguished by the way ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Kalthoum

29. Narcissus (2015)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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While Mehdi is torn between his secret gay affair and the perspective of getting married, his sister Hind struggles to face her present and to reveal the secrets of her past kept in the dark.

Director: Sonia Chamkhi | Stars: Aïcha Ben Ahmed, Ghanem Zrelli, Jamel Madani, Fatma Ben Saïdane

Votes: 19

30. Babor Casanova (2015)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

5.5
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Algiers, 2015. Adlan and Terrorist navigate the Sacré Coeur neighborhood, desperately trying to make a few dinars.

Director: Karim Sayad

Votes: 21

31. Who Games Last... (2021)

15 min | Short

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A newly appointed teacher has just bought a second hand toy car. He has an appointment with a Broker for the rental of a house. At the sight of his new car, all the professor's ... See full summary »

Director: Hassen Marzougui | Stars: Abdelmonem Chouayet, Salah Eddine Kaffel, Nozha Temimi Triki, Taoufik El Bahi

32. Baladna alraheeb (2014)

85 min | Documentary

7.3
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How to make a film on violence without directly showing or reproducing it? The film Our terrible country attempts to respond to this approach by taking us on the perilous journey of Yassin ... See full summary »

Directors: Mohammad Ali Atassi, Ziad Homsi

Votes: 38

33. Barakah Meets Barakah (2016)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A guy from the middle class, meets a girl from A wealthy family, and they start a romance in a country that frowns upon it.

Director: Mahmoud Sabbagh | Stars: Hisham Fageeh, Fatima AlBanawi, Sami Hifny, Khairia Nazmi

Votes: 1,732

34. Apnea (II) (2017)

25 min | Short, Drama, Romance

9.2
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A moment of life of a young couple who finds themselves facing a probable eternal separation.

Director: Insaf Arafa | Stars: Mohamed Ali Blaiech, Meriem Cristou

Votes: 9

35. Amid Summer & Winter (2018)

29 min | Short, Drama

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Salwa, in Cairo to finish some paperwork, decides to visit her younger brother Hassan. After their late parents' divorce, they were brought up apart, she by her mother. She spends a day ... See full summary »

Director: Shady Fouad | Star: Shady Fouad

36. Beats of the Antonov (2014)

68 min | Documentary, War

7.2
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The story of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, showing how they deal with civil war. Traditionally music has always been part of daily life in these areas, but now, it has a new role in a society challenge by war.

Director: Hajooj Kuka

Votes: 153

37. The Beach House (2016)

75 min | Drama

6.7
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Four people from an Arab generation roaming over the ruins of ideologies, causes and virtues of their predecessors. It portrays their intellectual and emotional nonchalance about what is ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Dib | Stars: Sandy Chamoun, Lara Chekerdjian, Julian Farhat, Nesrine Khodr

Votes: 45

38. A Home of One's Own (2019)

78 min | Documentary

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Ruba grew up in an exiled family and internalized her mother's memories and difficulties. She seeks to deconstruct her memories in order to recreate a new narrative that allows her to face ... See full summary »

Director: Ruba Atieh

39. Bestas (2015)

12 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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The story of Lucas, a 13 year-old kid who swears vengeance to the man that abuses his mother in exchange for a miserable life.

Directors: Rui Neto, Joana Nicolau | Stars: Guilherme Galhardo, Beatriz Coelho, Rogério Jacques, Sara Graça

Votes: 15

40. Burning Hope (2016)

85 min | Drama

7.2
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"Burning Hope" is at once the story of an unlikely friendship and the portrait of a fragile country haunted by so many ghosts. Between investigation and intimate story, the movie tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Lotfi Achour | Stars: Doria Achour, Jawhar Basti, Oussema Bedhiaf, Mohamed Dahech

Votes: 41

41. C'est eux les chiens... (2013)

85 min | Drama

5.7
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After 20 years spent in jail, a political prisoner is released in the midst of the Arab Spring. A TV crew doing a report on the social movements in Morocco decides to follow him in the quest of hist past...

Director: Hicham Lasri | Stars: Hasan Badidah, Yahya El Fouandi, Imad Fijjaj, Jalal Boulftaim

Votes: 124

42. Cargo (IV) (2017)

20 min | Short

7.2
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Fleeing the Syrian war, an old man and his grandson got lost in Lebanon. Abed Al-Hadi, the 7 years old grandson, is forced to protect and care for his sick grandfather. Abed has no choice ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Rahbani | Stars: Abd El Hady Assaf, Cynthia Khalifeh

Votes: 24

43. Charter (2019)

24 min | Short, Drama

9.2
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A Tunisian poet settles in France. Facing the blank page, he roams the streets of Paris without purpose or vocation. Images of Tunis come back to him and he seems to want to escape. During ... See full summary »

Director: Sabry Bouzid | Stars: Majd Mastoura, Manon Gineste

Votes: 11

44. Borders of Heaven (2015)

83 min | Drama

6.9
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An ordinary family whose life takes a dramatic turn. Between despair, guilt and desire for life, how to reconstruct when you face the unacceptable ?

Director: Farès Naânaâ | Stars: Lotfi Abdelli, Anissa Daoud, Sophie Ghodhbane, Mouna Noureddine

Votes: 95

45. Look (2014)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

9.9
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Belgacem, 35 and Naouel, 28, a blind couple are united by the strength of their love beyond their disability. Each day, they struggle to raise with dignity and joy their children Hamza and ... See full summary »

Director: Imen Dellil

Votes: 8

46. Chouf (2016)

108 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Chouf: it means "look" in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Dridi | Stars: Sofian Khammes, Foued Nabba, Oussama Abdul Aal, Zine Darar

Votes: 409

47. Phony Cinema (2014)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

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April 2013, Algiers, Algeria. Djamel an independent filmmaker asks Yasmine his ex-wife to write a script based on the Algerian political current affairs. Instead of that, the young woman ... See full summary »

Director: Bahia Allouache | Stars: Nabil Asli, Amina Beldjoudi, Mohamed Seghir Bendaoud, Nadjib Oulebsir

48. Cloch'Art (2017)

22 min | Documentary, Short

9.2
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Ala, Ahmed and Mahdi are only seventeen years old yet they do not see their lives without rap music. Despite the conflicting aspect which disturbs their relations with their families and ... See full summary »

Director: Manel Katri

Votes: 9

49. Cold Harbour (2013)

73 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.2
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While investigating a smugglers' turf war in Cape Town, township cop Sizwe discovers police corruption. He must set loyalty aside to act with integrity, alone.

Director: Carey McKenzie | Stars: Tony Kgoroge, Fana Mokoena, Nan Yu, Deon Lotz

Votes: 216

50. Coma (V) (2015)

97 min | Documentary

6.2
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Three women - grandmother, mother and daughter - live hidden away in an old building in Damascus. They have chosen to live in voluntary imprisonment, cutting themselves off from a city in a... See full summary »

Director: Sara Fattahi

Votes: 12


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