TUNIS BY Night : avant-Première Parisienne

Samedi 24 Novembre 2018 à 19H30
Un long métrage de fiction de Elyes Baccar.
A Feature Film by Director Elyes Baccar.
Synopsis :
Après plus de deux décades au service de la radio Nationale Tunisienne, Youssef s’apprête à prendre sa retraite. Lors de sa dernière émission de « Tunis by night », il se trouve vicieusement coupé d’antenne. Alors qu’Amal (sa femme) se réfugie dans la prière et Amine (le fils ainé) essaye de coller au mieux les morceaux de sa famille; Aziza (la fille cadette) se voit déconnectée du rythme et des valeurs de sa famille. Elle se coupe alors les veines après une cascade de déceptions. Brisé, Youssef se réfugie au bar mitoyen qu’il fréquente depuis toujours puis se laisse engloutir dans cette ville qu’il ne reconnait plus…Tunis

Tunis by Night follows Youssef, who after more than two decades working for Tunisia’s national radio, ison his way to retirement. He is viciously cut off broadcasting during the last episode of his programme “Tunis by Night”. Youssef’s family portrays the different lifestyles in Tunisia, as each member of hisfamily suffers from major conflicts.His wife Amal finds refuge again in prayer after breast removalsurgery and their youngest daughter Aziza lives completely disconnected from the paceand values of her family.She inherited her father’s passion for alcohol and is involved without restraint to her rockband. The elder brother Amin, tries to put his family’s piecesback together as well as he can.
Youssef takes refuge at the Saint George, the adjacent bar, where heempties his mind after emptying a few bottles of wine. He then runs away from his family to be engulfedby a city he does not recognize anymore…
Festivals and Awards:
The film made its world premiere at the 39thCairo International Film Festival (CIFF) within the Official Section for Feature and Documentary Films: International Competition, where its lead, Raouf Ben Amor, won the Best Actor Award.

Raouf Ben Amor , Amel Hedhili , Amira Chebli et Helmi Dridi.

Scénario et réalisation
Elyes Baccar

Produit par
Mohamed Ali BEN HAMRA / Elyes BACCAR