Critic Reviews for Hedi
Actor Majd Mastoura makes pouting, uptight Hedi a completely unpredictable force in the film, while director Mohamed Ben Attia subtly weaves the seismic social changes brought on by the Arab Spring into this sly, poignant drama.
Quiet but pungent and featuring vibrant performances, it offers further evidence that the rebirth of Tunisian cinema is underway, and after its bow in Berlin competition it should find welcoming art film slots.
Tunisian cinema is on a roll this season, and Hedi has the maturity (together with the Berlinale placement and the Dardenne brothers attached as co-producers) to successfully work the arthouse niche internationally.
A classic theme - the dichotomy between tradition and freedom, between the security of the established and the risk of the unknown - appears here with a fresh and sensitive look. [Full review in Spanish]
An emotional portrait of how anxiety works, the yearning for freedom, and the deep fear of change. [Full review in Spanish]
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