Weldi (Dear Son)

About The Film

Arab Cinema Days stream

Riadh is about to retire from his work at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife, Nazli revolves around their only son Sami, who is preparing for his high school exams. The boy's repeated migraine attacks are a cause of much worry to his parents. But when he finally seems to be getting better, Sami suddenly disappears…
Mohamed Ben Attia
Arab Cinema Days
Unclassified 15+
104 mins

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Sun 27 October
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Sun 3 November
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380 Lygon St Carlton
Sun 3 November
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the director

Mohamed Ben Attia


Mohamed Ben Attia was born in Tunis in 1976. He studied audiovisual communication at the University of
Valenciennes in France after graduating at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (IHEC) in Tunis in 1998. He has directed five short films, ROMANTISME, DEUX COMPRIMES, MATIN ET SOIR (2004), KIF LOKHRIN (Silver award at Fespaco 2006), MOUJA (2008), LOI 76 (2011) and SELMA (2014), which was selected in the international competition of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and won several awards in various festivals.
He directed his first feature INHEBBEK HEDI in 2016 which won the Best First Film Award and the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 2016 Berlinale as well as a great critic and audience acclaim around the world. The film was released in more than twenty countries.

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