Sunday , April 11 2021

The Golden Tanit for "Fatwa" by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud and Dardenne brothers


For his film "Fatwa", produced jointly by the Dardenne brothers, director Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud won the Golden Tanit at Carthage Film Days, which ended Saturday night, the Belga news agency reported in Tunis. He also pocketed the best male performance price. The 29th session of the annual Carthage Film Days (CGC) festival takes place from November 3 to 10 in the heart of the capital city of Tunisia. At the closing ceremony held Saturday night in Tunis City of Culture, Tunisian filmmaker Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud was awarded the Golden Tanit for his film "Fatwa", which was produced by the Film from the Dardenne Brothers River.

The Golden Tanit is the most prestigious Grand Prize of the CGC. This bears the name of the ancient goddess of the ancient Carthage and adopts its symbolic form, a triangle that is overcome by horizontal lines and a circle.

The feature film "Fatwa" is double-valued in the category of fictional films because one of its actors, Ahmed Hafiane, has received a prize for the Best Male Appearance. He played the lead role Brahim Nadhour, a Tunisian living in France, who returned to Tunis to bury his son who died in a motorcycle accident. Finding that young Marwan was working in a radical Islamic group, Brahim decided to carry out his investigation to understand the reasons for radicalization and identify indoctrinated people.

During the week of the competition, the film "Fatwa" mobilized audiences in Tunisian theaters posted completely before the opening of the session.

Presented as a world premiere at the Ghent Festival in October, the "Fatwa" has just been crowned twice at the JCC in Tunis.

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