A Son (Bik Eneich: Un Fils)

A Son (Bik Eneich: Un Fils)

A Son (Bik Eneich: Un Fils)

Intense, award-winning drama following a family weekend in southern Tunisia that turns into a nightmare when the 11-year-old son is gravely injured in a terrorist shootout.

Best Actor winner (Bouajila) at the 2019 Venice Film Festival.
2019Rating: M, Violence & offensive language96 minsFrance, Lebanon, Qatar, TunisiaArabic, French with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

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Stuff

Stuff

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An astonishing, testing and honest film.

The Australian

The Australian

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An outstanding piece of filmmaking.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Barsaoui has a bright future ahead of him as a director of dramas that expertly capture complex human emotions within their socio-cultural, historical and political context.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Compellingly explores the expression "a matter of life and death" via a suspenseful and emotionally draining tale of reverberating collateral damage.

Variety

Variety

press

Not many debuting directors are able to bring subtlety and depth to a heart-rending subject, which is just one reason why Mehdi M. Barsaoui’s superb “A Son” deserves significant attention.

Stuff

Stuff

press

An astonishing, testing and honest film.

The Australian

The Australian

press

An outstanding piece of filmmaking.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Barsaoui has a bright future ahead of him as a director of dramas that expertly capture complex human emotions within their socio-cultural, historical and political context.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Compellingly explores the expression "a matter of life and death" via a suspenseful and emotionally draining tale of reverberating collateral damage.

Variety

Variety

press

Not many debuting directors are able to bring subtlety and depth to a heart-rending subject, which is just one reason why Mehdi M. Barsaoui’s superb “A Son” deserves significant attention.

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