Another passionately made movie on Mubi. It's the story of the teenaged rock singer who cries for freedom through her music, of the youth rebelling against a totalitarian regime, of a once firebrand mother who is torn between love and care for her daughter, and a country seeking self-determination in the build up towards the Arab spring. The lyrics and music are impactful and the acting moving.
A superb film ostensibly concerning a girl evolving to adolescence in Tunis. She the lead singer of a stunningly good band featuring her first love on amplified Oud. But there is so much more going on in this male-dominated society that is naturally hostile to confident and independent women. Spine-tingling moments when the band plays and tears when she is under interrogation or collapsed in the arms of her mother.
Has traces of a classic French Künstlerroman that would take place during May '68, but in its third act gives a proper postcolonial fuck you to those stories. The difference between low stakes teen rebellion and high stakes real rebellion. A beautiful film that balances the personal, political, and artistic with ease. And the music is divine.
Dans 1 Tunisie oppressante 1 étudiante & son copain cherchent en textes & musique à faire entendre le cri des jeunes. Le système va mettre sa détermination à rude épreuve. Tout est compliqué, reste à faire ... In an oppressive Tunisia, a student & her boyfriend try through the music to carry the cry of youth. The system will put her determination to the test. Nothing's simple, all is complicated and has to be done.