Hedi

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Hedi

Available March 3 at 10:00 amMarch 10 at 11:59 pm ONLY

Winner of the Best First Feature award as well as the Silver Bear for Best Actor (for Majd Mastoura) at the Berlin International Film Festival, this is both a touching, provocative portrait of male suffocation in traditional Muslim society and a universal tale of having to choose between love and duty. Hedi is a passive young man listlessly drifting through life while his overbearing mother organizes his marriage, his boss rules his schedule, and his brother dictates his behavior. And then he meets a free-spirited woman who lights a passion inside him, and he finally comes into his own. “Quiet but pungent and featuring vibrant performances, it offers further evidence that the rebirth of Tunisian cinema is underway,” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Pricing/Film Availability Info: Admission to the series will be sold either as an all-access pass or a la carte, available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $65 (members), $75 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass or $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers) per film. All film programs will be available to stream for the entire length of the series—films will become available at 10:00am on March 3 and will be open to stream for a week until 11:59pm on March 10. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film. Certain films in this series can and may sell out, so we encourage ticket and pass purchasers to secure their access by unlocking their films ASAP. Series passes and tickets will go on sale 2/24.

This film is part of the Contemporary Arab Cinema 2021 series.



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