Egypt’s Zawya Cinema has confirmed that the Tunisian film Streams, directed by Mehdi Hmili, will be screened on December 15 and 19 at 7 PM.
Earlier this year, the film was screened at the 2022 Maghreb Film Festival of Oujda in Morocco and the Alyssa Tunisian Film Festival in London, where it won the Best Feature Film Award.
The film also joined several international festivals in 2022, screening at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden — where it received the Best Director Award — Durban International Film Festival in South Africa, FEST – New Directors /New Films Festival in Portugal, Amman International Film Festival in Jordan, and Sguardi Altrove Film Festival in Italy.
Written and directed by Hmili, Streams features Afef Ben Mahmoud, Iheb Bouyahia, Zaza, Sarah Hannachi and Slim Baccar and music composed by Amine Bouhafa.
Streams follows the story of Amel as she is released from prison after an adulterous affair. In the lower depths of Tunis, Amel is seeking her missing son Moumen. During her journey, Amel faces a Tunisian society in total collapse.
The film is a joint production between Yol Film House (Tunisia), Tarantula (Luxembourg), MPM Film (France), Clandestino Production (Tunisia) and Allam Film (USA).
According to media reports, Streams was developed in a Canadian workshop (Grand Nord) and received the screenplay Prize of the Institut Français and the CineGouna post-production prize and grants from the Tunisian National Center of Cinema, Film Fund Luxembourg and French National Center of Cinema.
MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution across the Arab world.
Mehdi Hmili is a Tunisian writer and filmmaker. He studied cinema in Tunisia before graduating from the Paris Film School. While in France, he directed his short trilogy about love and exile: X-Moment (2009), Li-La (2011) and The Night of Badr (2012). His first feature-length film, Thala Mon Amour (2016), was selected in worldwide film festivals like Torino Film Festival and Carthage Film Festival and won several prizes. His last production Fouledh was selected for La Fabrique Cinema at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.