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Moufida Tlatli is a Director, Writer and Editor Tunisienne born on 4 august 1947 at Sidi Bou Said (Tunisie)

Moufida Tlatli

Moufida Tlatli
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Nationality Tunisie
Birth 4 august 1947 at Sidi Bou Said (Tunisie)
Death 7 february 2021 (at 73 years)

Moufida Tlatli (Arabic: مفيدة التلاتلي‎; born 1947) is a Tunisian film director. She was the first Arab woman to direct a full featured-film (The Silences of the Palace) in the Arab World.

Biography

She was born in Sidi Bou Saïd suburb of the capital Tunis in 1947. She said that she discovered her love to cinema with the help of her philosophy teacher.

After graduating from the French Institut des hautes études cinématographiques in 1968, she returned to Tunisia where she worked as a film editor for different Tunisian films.

She directed her first featured-film The Silences of the Palace in 1994. The film was acclaimed critically and won several awards : Cannes Film Festival's Golden Camera, the Golden Tanit of Carthage, British Film Institute Awards' Sutherland Trophy, Toronto Film Festival's International Critics' Award and Istanbul International Film Festival's Golden Tulip.

Her second film, The Season of Men, was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Following the downfall of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 she was appointed Minister of Culture in the provisional government.

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Filmography of Moufida Tlatli (10 films)

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Director

The Season of Men, 2h2
Directed by Moufida Tlatli
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama
Actors Rabia Ben Abdallah, Ghalia Benali, Hend Sabri, Ezzedine Gannoun, Mouna Noureddine
Rating65% 3.2868153.2868153.2868153.2868153.286815
An 18-year-old on the island Djerba, Aicha, is married to Said, who works in Tunis for much of the year. Aicha breaks with tradition and decides to join Said in Tunis, weaving rugs to make money. Said asks that she give him a son, so Aicha lives under the rule of her mother-in-law.
The Silences of the Palace, 2h4
Directed by Moufida Tlatli
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Hend Sabri, Sami Bouajila, Amel Hedhili, Zahira Ben Ammar, Fatma Ben Saïdane, Ghalya Lacroix
Rating72% 3.639353.639353.639353.639353.63935
The film is about a 25-year-old woman, Alia, who returns to her place of birth—a prince's palace in which her mother worked as kitchen hand and mistress. As she wanders through the largely abandoned palace she is confronted by childhood memories.

Scriptwriter

The Season of Men, 2h2
Directed by Moufida Tlatli
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama
Actors Rabia Ben Abdallah, Ghalia Benali, Hend Sabri, Ezzedine Gannoun, Mouna Noureddine
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.2868153.2868153.2868153.2868153.286815
An 18-year-old on the island Djerba, Aicha, is married to Said, who works in Tunis for much of the year. Aicha breaks with tradition and decides to join Said in Tunis, weaving rugs to make money. Said asks that she give him a son, so Aicha lives under the rule of her mother-in-law.
The Silences of the Palace, 2h4
Directed by Moufida Tlatli
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Hend Sabri, Sami Bouajila, Amel Hedhili, Zahira Ben Ammar, Fatma Ben Saïdane, Ghalya Lacroix
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.639353.639353.639353.639353.63935
The film is about a 25-year-old woman, Alia, who returns to her place of birth—a prince's palace in which her mother worked as kitchen hand and mistress. As she wanders through the largely abandoned palace she is confronted by childhood memories.

Editor

The Silences of the Palace, 2h4
Directed by Moufida Tlatli
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Hend Sabri, Sami Bouajila, Amel Hedhili, Zahira Ben Ammar, Fatma Ben Saïdane, Ghalya Lacroix
Roles Editor
Rating72% 3.639353.639353.639353.639353.63935
The film is about a 25-year-old woman, Alia, who returns to her place of birth—a prince's palace in which her mother worked as kitchen hand and mistress. As she wanders through the largely abandoned palace she is confronted by childhood memories.
Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces, 1h35
Directed by Férid Boughedir
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children
Actors Mustapha Adouani, Rabia Ben Abdallah, Mohamed Driss, Hélène Catzaras, Fatma Ben Saïdane, Abdelhamid Guayas
Roles Editor
Rating66% 3.347153.347153.347153.347153.34715
In a neighborhood of Tunis, Halfaouine young Noura, finely interpreted by the nephew of the director, is divided between several worlds: that of men in the streets, the women, he can still share the hammam, despite puberty approaching, and his imagination, heavy fears the transition to adult life. Boughedir paints a happy picture of Tunisian life and illustrates the subtle and complex relationships between men and women in Tunisia.
The Trace
The Trace (1988)
, 1h30
Directed by Néjia Ben Mabrouk
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Feminist films, Political films
Actors Mouna Noureddine
Roles Editor

The mother (Mouna Noureddine) of gives her daughter Sabra (Fatma Khemiri) an oval stone to protect her from men until her wedding day. The mother keeps the stone locked in a jewelry box, symbolizing Sabra being locked in society against her consent. Living in the male-dominated Tunisian society, Sabra seeks an education in fear of being reduced to society's traditional roles. Flashbacks to her childhood reveal how her mother taught her to be wary of men. After fighting her way past societal barriers, Sabra makes it into university and studies for her exams by candlelight. However, when her professor gives her a failing grade, Sabra decides that she has to leave. Using her mother's support, Sabra continues her studies exiled in Europe.
Wanderers of the Desert, 1h35
Origin Tunisie
Genres Drama
Actors Hassen Khalsi
Roles Editor
Rating69% 3.486843.486843.486843.486843.48684
El Haimoune is a Sufi tale, a film based on a poem, a quest for roots, love and freedom. A young teacher arrives at a village built on the border of the desert where children have never been to school. Apart from the children, the village is inhabited by elderly men, women, and a mysterious and beautiful young girl. The men left to seek the boundaries of the limitless desert. The teacher is finally captivated by the shimmering world of sand and the Andalusia melody of its wanderers. In this story, magic and reality overlap to sing the beauty of the desert. The filmmaker, through carefully planned shots and sequences, which are treated like paintings, and the poetry of his writing, pays an homage to the splendour of Arabian culture.
Aziza
Aziza (1980)
, 1h40
Directed by Abdellatif Ben Ammar
Origin Tunisie
Actors Raouf Ben Amor, Mouna Noureddine, Mohamed Zinet, Taoufik Jebali, Abdelmajid Lakhal
Roles Editor
Rating58% 2.922032.922032.922032.922032.92203
Vers 1980, en Tunisie, Si Béchir, vieil artisan, vend sa maison et quitte avec sa famille la médina de Tunis pour s'installer dans une nouvelle cité à la périphérie de la capitale. Avec son fils Ali et sa nièce Aziza, le vieux monsieur découvre un nouveau mode de vie dans une Tunisie en plein changement. Aziza se lie d'amitié avec Aïcha, une jeune actrice, tandis qu'Ali multiplie les échecs dans ses petites affaires. L'arrivée d'un cheïkh du golfe Persique va nourrir toutes les convoitises dans la cité, dont celles d'Ali. Mais le rêve est de courte durée.
Nahla
Nahla (1979)
, 1h50
Genres Drama, War
Roles Editor
Rating61% 3.095253.095253.095253.095253.09525
Omar Gatlato, 1h30
Directed by Merzak Allouache
Origin Algerie
Genres Drama
Roles Editor
Rating67% 3.3680053.3680053.3680053.3680053.368005
Omar is a young and lively, rather macho Algerian who holds a good job in the Department of Frauds and lives in a crowded apartment with his sisters, his mother and grandparents. He loves to listen to Arabian and Indian music, to party with his friends, and to dream about women. A friend of his gives him a tape; when he listens to it, he is fascinated by the woman’s voice. That same friend arranges for him to meet the woman, who is totally different from what he had imagined on hearing her voice.
Fatma 75
Fatma 75 (1975)
, 1h
Directed by Salma Baccar
Origin Tunisie
Genres Documentary
Actors Abdelmajid Lakhal, Jalila Baccar, Mouna Noureddine, Halima Daoud, Abdellatif Hamrouni
Roles Editor
Rating73% 3.6999553.6999553.6999553.6999553.699955
Fatma, étudiante, doit présenter un exposé à l’université à propos des droits des femmes en Tunisie.