Youssef Chebbi

With: Fatma Oussaifi, Mohamed Houcine Grayaa, Hichem Riahi, Nabil Trabelsi, Bahri Rahali, Rami Harrabi

In the Gardens of Carthage, a district of Tunis initiated by the former Regime which construction stopped at the beginning of the Revolution, two cops, Fatma and Batal, find a burnt body in one of the lots. As construction slowly resumes, they start looking into this mysterious case. When the event repeats itself, the investigation takes a puzzling turn.

Festivals & Awards

Festival de Cannes 2022 – Directors’ Fortnight

TIFF 2022 – Contemporary World Cinema

BFI London FF 2022

FIFF Namur 2022 – Special Jury Mention

Neuchatel International Fantastic FF 2022 – Prix de la Critique 2022 –

Bosphorus International Film Festival 2022 – Best International Feature Film

Imagine Film Festival 2022 – Sea Devil Award – Best Fantastic Feature Film

International Film Festival Mannheim Heidelberg 2022 – Best Screenplay Award – Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award

Fespaco 2023 – Etalon d’Or & Best Sound Awards

Festival International de Cinéma Vues d’Afrique 2023 – Special Mention Best Actress

Cérémonie des Sotigui Awards 2023 – Award for the Best North African Actor for Mohamed Houcine Grayaa


Original title: Ashkal

Production: Supernova Films - Poetik Film - Blast Film

Nationality: France - Tunisia - Qatar

Year of production: 2022

Running time: 92'

Language: Arabic

Ratio: 1:66


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