LE CHALLAT DE TUNIS
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Duration: 90 min
|Suncoast 8||21 July 2015||22:00 PM|
|Elangeni Hotel||24 July 2015||16:30 PM|
Tunisia, 2003. A man on a mo-ped, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets. He’s on a mission: to slash the most beautiful buttocks of women strolling along the city’s sidewalks. They call him Challat; in the Tunisian dialect, the word means ‘blade’ and is most likely a distortion of Gillette, the famous razor blade brand with the slogan ‘the best a man can get’. Eight years later, Challat has just been freed from jail, and Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania sets out to find him. She wants to know what motivated him to slash women like her.
Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania studied cinema in Tunisia then in Paris (Fémis and la Sorbonne). She directed several short films and her documentary film Imams go to school was selected in many prestigious festivals. Challat of Tunis is her debut feature film, was selected in Cannes Film Festival 2014, in the ACID section.