A. S. SHAKHOV
Candidate of Historical Sciences
Scientific Research Institute of Cinematography (VGIK)
Tunis Keywords:, cinema, Nouri Bouzid, Nasser Hemir, Sarah Abidi, Mouiz Kamoun
Tunis, the pearl of the Mediterranean, holds a special place in the film process of the Arab-African area. The birth of Tunisian cinema is considered to be 1967 - the first full-length film "Dawn" directed by Omar Khlifi, the "patriarch" of the national cinema, was shown in one of the country's cinemas.
An important milestone in the history of Tunisian cinema was the Carthage Film Festival of Africa and the Arab East, which has been held in the country since 1966 and has gained international recognition, and on the basis of which the Pan-African Federation of Cinematographers (FEPASI)was formed in 1970*. Despite the relatively small volume of film production, Tunisian cinema is distinguished by its thematic diversity, commitment to the ideals of humanism, respect for the values of national culture, and truthful and analytical reflection of the problems of national reality.
Released in 2006, director Nouri Bouzid "The Last Film"received a wide response both in Tunisia and abroad. The film was awarded the golden statuette "Tanita" (goddess of the moon) at the International Film Festival in Carthage as "best feature film".1. In 2007, at the Trayoeka Film Festival in New York, she was awarded prizes in the categories "best screenplay" and "best actor" (Lutfi Abdelli-leading actor).2.
For his contribution to the development of screen art, the French Ministry of Culture awarded cinematographer N. Bouzil the Legion of Honor at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2011.3
The film tells about the events taking place in our time. The film is based on the story of the fate of Vakhta - a young unemployed break - dancer, passionate about hip-hop, rap, freestyle, a kind of representative of modern urban and street culture. Vakhta is the eldest child in a poor, large family. The hero has a rebellio ... Read more