Director

Kaouther Ben Hania

2 Films in collection

A director and screenwriter, Kaouther Ben Hania was born in Sidi Bouzid (Tunisia). Following film studies at the Ecole des Arts et du Cinéma in Tunis, she studied scriptwriting at La Fémis in Paris. She has a Research Masters in Film and Audiovisual Studies from the Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. She directed several short films including Me, my Sister and the Thing (2006) and Wooden hand (2013). Both films had a long and successful run on the international festival circuit. Her documentary film Imams go to school was premiered at IDFA 2010 and selected in many prestegious festivals (Vancouver, Dubai, Amiens…). Challat of Tunis is her first feature film. Her second feature film Beauty and the Dogs was shown in the Selection for Un Certain Regard at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography

2006 Me, my Sister and the Thing (short)
2010 Imams go to School (doc)
2013 Wooden Hand (short)
2014 Challat of Tunis
2016 Zaineb Hates the Snow (doc)
2017 Beauty and the Dogs

La belle et la meute (Flyer)

La belle et la meute (2017)

During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she’ll have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can Justice be made when it lies on the side of the tormentors? More

Le challat de Tunis (Flyer)

Le challat de Tunis (2014)

Tunisia, before the revolution. A man on a motorbike, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis slashing women's buttocks. They call him The Challat, aka "The Blade", and the mere mention of his name provokes fascination and terror. Is he a lone criminal, an urban legend, or could he be the creation of a political group or religious fanatics? 10 years later, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, a stubborn young female director sets out on an investigation to unravel the mystery and discover the true Challat of Tunis. More

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