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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
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Maussim al-riyal/La saison des hommes / The Men's Season
Amongst Friend And Neighbours

Having married Saïd at the age of 18, Aïcha lives on the Tunisian island of Djerba. Like his brothers, Saïd works for eleven months of the year in the capital, leaving his wife in maternal care on Djerba, as per tradition. Most women in Djerba live alone virtually all year round, and the month that the males come back to town is known as ?the men's season?. Ever since her wedding night, Aïcha has expressed a desire to break with this tradition and leave for the capital with Saïd to live constantly by his side, a suggestion he systematically refuses. Aïcha weaves beautiful rugs, suggesting that she could sell them to make the money she needs for the trip. Finally accepting, Saïd sets one condition: she'll have to have a child.
Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia), 1947. Specialized as an editor at the IDHEC in Paris, returning to Tunisia and editing a good number of Maghribian movies in the seventies and eighties, including many of the major titles in this cinematography (Omar Gatlato, Nahla, Aziza...). In 1994 she signed her first full-length feature, Samt al-qussur/Les silences du palais, a fundamental work in the panorama of contemporary Arab cinema, and in 2000 Maussim al-riyal/La saison des hommes, likewise highly acclaimed.
Moufida Tlatli
Moufida Tlatli Moldaketa/Adaptor/Adaptación Nourid Bouzid
Youssef Ben Youssef
Isabelle Devinck, Mourad Louanchi
Anouar Brahem
Rabiaa Ben Abdallah, Sabeh Bouzouita, Ghalia Ben Ali, Hend Sabri, Ezzedine Gennoun
Running Time
120 m.
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