For his film "Fatwa", who became co-producer of the Dardenne brothers, director Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud won the Golden Tanit at the Carthage Film Days, which ended on Saturday evening, the news agency Belgi reported to Tunis. He also manages the price of the best male performance. The 29th session of the annual Cartagena Film Days festival (CGC) took place from 3-10 November in the heart of the Tunisian capital. During the closing ceremony, which took place on Saturday evening at the Tunis City of Culture, Tunisian filmmaker Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud was awarded the Golden Tanita for the film Fatwa, co-produced by Films from the Dardenne Brothers River.
The Golden Tanit is the most prestigious CGC Main Prize. It is named after the moon goddess of ancient Carthage and takes the shape of its symbol, a triangle crowned with a horizontal line and a circle.
The feature film "Fatwa" is doubly awarded in the category of feature films, because one of his actors, Ahmed Hafiane, received the award for the best male performance. He played the main role of Brahim Nadhoura, a Tunisian living in France, who returns to Tunis to bury his son who died in a motorcycle accident. Realizing that young Marwan was working in a radical group of Islamists, Brahim decided to investigate to understand the causes of his radicalization and identify those who indoctrinated.
During the competition week, the film Fatwa mobilized viewers in Tunisian theaters, which were published well before the opening of the session.
Presented as the world premiere at the festival in Ghent in October, "Fatwa" has just been crowned twice in the JCC in Tunis.