A Son

Tunisia, summer 2011. The holiday to the South of the country ends in disaster for Fares, Meriem and their 10-year-old son Aziz, when he is accidentally shot in an ambush. His injury will change their lives: Aziz needs a liver transplant, which leads to discovery of a long-buried secret.

Title: A Son

Director: Mehdi Barsaoui

Production: Cinétéléfilms and Metafora Production

Screenplay: Mehdi Barsaoui

Cinematographer: Antoine Héberlé

Editor: Camille Toubkis

Cast: Sami Bouajila, Najla Ben Abdallah, Youssef Khemiri

Genre: Narrative

Production Year: 2019

Duration: 96 mins

AWARDS
A Son Jury Award for Feature Film Category Jerusalem Arab Film Festival 2021
A Son Académie Des Lumières Best Actor Award 2021
A Son Sami Bouajila Cesar Awards Best Actor Award 2021
Venice IFF Orizzonti Section for best actor
Venice IFF Ecumenical award
Hamburg International Film Festival Best Debut Film
Namur International Film Festival Audience Award
Namur International Film Festival Special mention for best feature debut
Valladolid International Film Festival Audience Award
Valladolid International Film Festival Special mention for best feature debut
Carthage Film Festival Special mention for best feature debut
Apt African Film Festival Best Feature Film
Cairo International Film Festival United Nations award
Cairo International Film Festival Special Jury Prize
Cairo International Film Festival Best Arab Film
Cinemamed Bruxelles Cineuropa award
Cinemamed Bruxelles Special Jury Prize
Cinemamed Bruxelles Audience award
Hainan International Film Festival Best screenplay award
Hainan International Film Festival Best actor award
Tozeur International Film Festival Best Feature Film award
Pune International Film Festival Best international film award
Pune International Film Festival Audience Award
Victoria International Film Festival Best Film
Kosmorama International Film Festival New Directors award
The Arab Critics’ awards Best Actor
Malmo Arab Film Festival Best Film Award
Malmo Arab Film Festival Best Actress Award
Washington International Film Festival Audience Award