In the Gardens of Carthage, a district of Tunis initiated by the former Regime which construction stopped at the beginning of the Revolution, two cops, Fatma and Batal, find a burnt body in one of the lots. As construction slowly resumes, they start looking into this mysterious case. When the event repeats itself, the investigation takes a puzzling turn.

Director’s biography

Youssef Chebbi was born in Tunisia in 1984. After studying art, he directed two short films, Vers le Nord and Les Profondeurs selected in several international festivals. In 2012 he codirected a documentary Babylon which won the Jury Prize at the FID of Marseille and was presented at MoMA. Ashkal is his first feature.

Director: Youssef Chebbi
Genre: Thriller
Year: 2022
Duration: 92 minutes
Rating: 18+
Country: Tunisia, France
Language: Arabic (Tunisia)
Subtitling: English
Screenplay: Youssef Chebbi, François-Michel Allegrini
Cast: Fatma Oussaifi, Mohamed Houcine Grayaa, Rami Harrabi
Cinematography: Hazem Berrabah
Editing: Valentin Feron
Production: SUPERNOVA FILMS in coproduction with BLAST FILM (Tunisia) and PŒTIK FILM (France)
Awards: FIFF Namur 2022 – Special Jury Mention, Neuchatel International Fantastic FF 2022 – Prix de la Critique, Cinemed, Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier, 2022 – Winner of Golden Antigone Award
Début Status: Jordanian Première

Screening Date & Time

August 18, 2023
8:00 pm
Royal Film Commission (RFC)
August 19, 2023
8:00 pm
TAJ Cinema 3
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