La Saison des Hommes (The Season of Men)

by Moufida Tlatli

Tunisia, 2000

La Saison des Hommes – Moufida Tlatli
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As Aïcha (Rabia Ben Abdallah) and her two daughters return to the island of Djerba from Tunis, past and present start to juxtapose, and we observe how the family is at the core of the patriarchal systems. An essential feminist critique.

about the director

Moufida Tlatli (1947-2021) was a renowned editor, screenwriter, and director from Tunisia. She was born in Sidi Bou Said and later studied filmmaking at Paris’ acclaimed IDHEC, now known as La Fémis. Her breakthrough film The Silences of the Palace (1994) won multiple awards and is known as a classic of Tunisian cinema. Tlatli went on to direct Season of Men (2000) and Nadia & Sarra (2004). She passed away in February 2021.


Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival (2000)