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The Men's Season

The Men's Season

A Feature film by Moufida Tlatli

Produced by Les Films du Losange

Release in France : 27/12/2000


    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.

    Actors (6)

    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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    International releases (14)

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    Full credits (13)

    Adaptation :

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    France, Tunisia

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    Nationality :

    50% French (France, Tunisia)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 4 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (11)

    San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2003

    San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain, 2003)


    Amongst Friends and Neighbours - North African Open House

    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 (IFFR) - 2001

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) (The Netherlands, 2001)


    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2000

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2000)


    Panorama of World Cinema

    FIFF - 2000

    FIFF (Belgium, 2000)


    Official Competition

    TIFF - 2000

    TIFF (Canada, 2000)


    Planet Africa

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2000

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2000)


    Un Certain Regard

    Delegations (3)