Beauty and the Dogs
aka Aala Kaf Ifrit aka La Belle et la meute First screened in October 2017
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania. Cast: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomane Hamda, Mohamed Akkari, Chedly Arfaoui, Anissa Daoud, Mourad Gharsalli, Neder Ghouati. Screenplay: Kaouther Ben Hania (based loosely on the novel Guilty of Having Been Raped by Meriem Ben Mohamed and Ava Djamshidi). Twitter Capsule:
Beat by beat, could use more polish; cast a mixed bag. But core story is powerful and the staging is ambitious.
Critiques of patriarchal state apply almost everywhere but also have Tunisian-specific nuances. Long takes impressive, if not strictly necessary.