2013 Edition's Long Films

Hidden Beauties

Hidden Beauties

  • Section :Long Films
  • Country :Tunisia, UAE
  • Production Year :2012
  • Runtime: 105 Minutes

    Director: Nouri Bouzid

    Screenwriters: Nouri Bouzid, Joumène Limem

    Cinematographer: Béchir Mahbouli

    Editor: Seif Ben Salem

    Cast: Souhir Ben Amara, Bahram Aloui, Nour Mziou, Lotfi Ebdelli, Sabah Bouzouita

    Synopsis: Zainab and Aisha are two Tunisian young women striving to achieve the same level of emancipation enjoyed by men who are still fighting for freedom in the aftermath of the revolution. However, Brahim, Zainab’s fiancé, wants his future wife to put on the Islamic veil; and Hamza, Zainab’s brother and Aisha’s love interest, disapproves of the women’s lifestyle and choices. Aisha, in turn, assumes full responsibility of looking after her family after the death of her parents. Under pressure to remove her veil from her boss at work, she struggles to balance her beliefs with the need for income.

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