We follow Abdallah, a young DVD salesman from Tunis who dreams of a better life in Europe, or in Die Welt, as his father calls the other side of the Mediterranean. The film is based on Pitstra’s own observations in Tunisia, his father’s country, which was unfamiliar to him for the first 25 years of his life.
Original dialogue: Arabic, Dutch, English
Subtitles: English, Arabic
Directed by: Alex Pitstra
Starring: Abdelhamid Nawara, Ilse Heus, Mohsen Ben Hassen, Rahma Ben Hassen
Running time: 80 min
Awards & Screenings:
World Premiere – Doha Tribeca FF 2012
European Premiere – Rotterdam IFF 2013
Jury Prize Award – Berkshire IFF 2013
Wednesday 27 November, 3:30pm at Plaza Cinema, Americana Plaza Mall, Sheikh Zayed (talk by director)
Thursday 28 November, 6:30pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial (talk by director)
Friday 6 December, 10:30am at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City
Complete programme of Panorama of the European Film
All data provided by Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine.