Hedi Reviews

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June 15, 2017
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.
February 9, 2017
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.
February 9, 2017
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.
March 15, 2018
... Hedi turns the individual into the country's metaphor... [Full review in Spanish]
November 1, 2017
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]
February 17, 2017
An emotional portrait of how anxiety works, the yearning for freedom, and the deep fear of change. [Full review in Spanish]
February 17, 2017
A film has the singularity of focusing on male suffocation in a society of Muslim tradition, compared to many other recent films that have chosen to attend the situation of women in similar contexts. [Full review in Spanish]
February 16, 2017
A film with an austere and direct style, with the silences as great protagonists. [Full review in Spanish]
February 9, 2017
This generational and ideological clash simmers quietly beneath the film's romantic surface and lends to its contemporary tone, perhaps quietly capturing the zeitgeist of modern Tunisia at the same time.
February 9, 2017
The performances from the leads, in particular Majd Mastoura as the browbeaten Hedi, are strong. Captured by spry hand-held camera, Mastoura negotiates a bold arc.
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