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The Season of men

The Season of men

A Feature film by Moufida Tlatli

Produced by Les Films du Losange

Release in France : 27/12/2000

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Les Films du Losange

Foreign production company :

Magfilm Carthage

French distribution :

Les Films du Losange

Co-production :

Arte France Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Les Films du Losange

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Aïcha married Saïd when she was 18. But Saïd, like his brothers, works in Tunis for 11 months of the year. His wife, like the other married women, remains in Djerba, in a household run by his mother, as is the tradition. On her wedding night, Aïcha speaks out of her desire to break with the tradition and go to live with Saïd in Tunis. On grounds of the precariousness of his life there, he refuses. To earn the money necessary for the trip, Aïcha suggests selling the beautiful carpets she weaves. He agrees to this, but adds another condition : to earn the right to live with him in Tunis, first she must bear him a son. For the first few years, the return of the men (" The Season of Men ") is experienced as a kind of festivity : the women look forward to it like a new honeymoon. But Aïcha will spend many years waiting for " The Season of Men ", knotting the carpets that will enrich Saïd and stifle their lives. Constantly exposed to the criticism of her domineering and interfering mother-in-law, Aïcha wants to run away.

Full credits (13)

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Nouri Bouzid

Screenwriter :

Moufida Tlatli

Sound Recordist :

Faouzi Thabet

Editor :

Isabelle Devinck

Production Designer :

Khaled Joulak

Costume designers :

Nadia Anane, Naama Jazy-Mejri

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Lebon

Producer :

Margaret Menegoz

Director of Photography :

Youssef Ben Youssef

Press Attaché (film) :

François Hassan Guerrar

Sound Editor :

Mourad Louanchi

Music Composer :

Anouar Brahem

French distributor :

Régine Vial

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Feature film

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France, Tunisia

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Majority French (France, Tunisia)

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2 h 4 min

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Dolby SRD

Posters (1)


Festival Selections (10)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2002

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, 2002)


Retrospective - Films from the Maghreb

Istanbul Film Festival - 2001

Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2001)


Cinema, the Mirror of our Times - Human Rights

Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2001

Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2001)


Main Program Section Feature Films

TIFF - 2000

TIFF (Canada, 2000)


Planet Africa

Cannes Film Market - 2000

Cannes Film Market (France, 2000)



Cannes International Film Festival - 2000

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2000)


Un Certain Regard

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