The New Waves


Ala Eddine Slim | Tunisia, France | 2019 | 120 min.
O.V in Arabic subtitled in English and Spanish.

Tlamess takes us in an astounding journey that it may seem to contain several different films in to one, stories that connect with the logic of a dream and images that slide like water into a river. What begins as a war story becomes an allusion to Robinson Crusoe then, to turn, into a mythological tale driven by a Kubrickian monolith, captivated by fluidity of the sexes. It all starts with S., a soldier who is on leave after the death of his mother, takes advantage of the situation, and so decides to desert and ends up surviving in the depth of nature.



Direction: Ala Eddine Slim
Script: Ala Eddine Slim
Cinematography: Amine Messadi
Editing: Ala Eddine Slim
Sound: Moncef Taleb
Cast: Abdullah Miniawy, Souhir Ben Amara, Khaled Ben Aissa
Production: Ala Eddine Slim, Juliette Lepoutre, Ali Hassouna, Chawki Knis, Pierre Menahem
Production Company: Exit Productions, Still Moving
Distribution: BE FOR FILMS

Ala Eddine Slim

Ala Eddine Slim is a Tunisian filmmaker. He has directed several short films, art videos and feature films, selected and multi-awarded in many international film festivals (Clermont-Ferrand, Grand Prix FID Marseille 2012 for Babylon, Lion of the Future, Best Technical Contribution at the Venice Film Festival 2016, and Tanit d’Or at JCC 2016 for The Last of Us). Tlamess is his second fiction film, that premiered at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes.