Arab Film Festival: TLAMESS

October 13 only


S is a young soldier serving somewhere deep in the Tunisian desert. One day he’s given leave to attend his mother’s funeral, but he never returns to the front. He is hunted as a deserter and soon flees into the mountains. F is a young woman who has just found out she’s pregnant. She too disappears into the woods without a trace…

Tunisian director Ala Eddine Slim picks up on his previous film The Last of Us to once again tell a nearly wordless, mysteriously fragile tale of individuals who find themselves caught between dreams and a parallel existence in a world not subject to the usual rules. It may be a magical allegory of our politically chaotic present … or just an elusive fantasy. —ANNA PURKRÁBKOVÁ

Director Ala Eddine Slim. 2019, 120 mins. In Arabic with English subtitles.


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