Winner of El Gouna Star for Best Actor at El Gouna Film Festival
Weldi to Screen at the Tahrir Cultural Center
Feature film Weldi by director Mohamed Ben Attia will screen at the Tahrir Cultural Center on Sunday, April 28, at 07:00 pm. The screening will be held at the Ewart Hall at the American University in Cairo (AUC) in Downtown, with English and Arabic subtitles.
Officially launched in February 2019 after the celebrations of the AUC Centennial, the Tahrir Cultural Center is hosting various activities including music concerts, film screenings, art galleries, theatre and others.
Most recently, the film screened at the third edition of the Cairo Cinema Days and the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam.
Weldi made its world premiere at last year's Cannes Film Festival within its Directors' Fortnight section, and competed in the Official Competition of the El Gouna Film Festival, where Tunisian actor Mohamed Dhrif won the El Gouna Star for Best Actor. The film won the Grand Prix at the Festival du Film M√©diterran√©e de Bastia in France. Weldi screened at several film festivals, including the Casablanca Arab Film Festival, Carthage Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival.
Weldi follows Riadh, who is about to retire from his work as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife Nazli revolves around their only son Sami, who is preparing for his high school exams. The boy's repeated migraine attacks are a cause of much worry to his parents. But when he finally seems to be getting better, Sami suddenly disappears.
Written and directed by Mohamed Ben Attia, Weldi is produced by Dora Bouchoucha's Nomadis Images, Les Films du Fleuve and Tanit Films. The film stars Mohamed Dhrif, Mouna Mejri, Zakaria Ben Ayed, Imen Cherif, Taylan Mintas and Tarik Copti. The film is distributed by MAD Solutions in the Arab world.