MOSTRA DE LONGAS OUT OF COMPETITION FEATURE FILMS
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Com a presença da realizadora The director will be present
I’LL GO TO HELL MACHIYA LI JAHANAM
Tunísia • Fic • 2021 • 75’
Quando os médicos a informam de que irá morrer em breve, Najet decide enfrentar o resto da sua vida de cabeça erguida em vez de se render à autocomiseração. Detestando a ideia de ser enterrada num sudário branco e acabar devorada pelos vermes, começa a organizar a sua grande despedida. A família, porém, não alinha com os seus planos.
When the doctors tell Najet that she will die soon, she decides to take the rest of her life head-on, instead of giving in to self-pity. Disliking the idea of being buried in a white shroud and end up eaten by worms, she starts to get organised for her big departure. Her family, however, is not on board.
Argumento e Produção Screenplay and Production Ismahane Lahmar
Fotografia Cinematography Wafa Mimouni
Montagem Editing Pedro Oribe
Música Music Elyes Boulifa
Direcção de Arte Art Director Emna Sadfi
Design de Som Sound Design Chawki Kooli
Com With Fatma Ben Saidane, Rashid Abdelhamid, Ismahane lahmar, Mariem Maala
Distribuição Distribution Gobantini Cinema e and Madsolutions
ESTREIA NACIONAL NATIONAL PREMIÈRE
Melhor Filme Independente, Cannes Indie Cinema Festival, França | Prémio do Júri, Khouribga Intl African FF, Marrocos | Menção Especial, Big Apple FF, EUA
Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga (FCAK), Líbano | Mälmo Arab FF, Suécia | JCC Carthage FF, Tunísia
Nota da Realizadora Director Statement
Before my father dies of cancer, he spent six months in life, she tried to be free, doing everything not to ﬁt an end-of-life hospital. On his deathbed, I asked him into boxes but reality, society, customs, religion, the about where he would like to be buried, if he preferred sacrosanct family have always found a way to catch anything other than ending up underground. He smiled up with her, to interfere and shake her foundations at me and replied that no one chooses his end, that we Indeed, all her life, she has arranged arrangements will end up like any Muslim. I understood then that I like a Kirk Douglas in the Arrangement of Elia Kazan. was born as a Muslim without my choice, and I will die But this time, Najet refuses the arrangement, even if as a Muslim without even practicing it. Hence, I worked this will bring displeasure for some. Her days are on this ﬁlm with the title I’LL GO TO HELL. And hence, numbered and no matter what evil would befall her. my heroine, Najet. wants to die as she chooses. All her However, this is not the point. Rather, it is the diﬃculty of being. As the countdown begins, her priority becomes her death. For once, she intends to be heard no matter what mess she would create. Yes, she lives in Paris and yes, she wants to die in Tunisia. Her remains have to reach the Mediterranean Sea because she imagines herself rather a siren than a puﬀ of worms. The Blue House bordering the beach embodies this passage from life to death. Through the last days of Najet, I wish to recount the battle of a woman who loves order as much as disorder, who ﬁnally ﬁnds herself and accepts this antinomy before she passes away. By summoning her friends one last time to the Blue House, this woman is campaigning for her right to life and death. She is pushing them around because she has nothing more to lose. All these characters invited by Najet are forced to reveal themselves and expose themselves. They are also forced to reveal their paradoxes, their contradictions, their beauty and their ugliness, their greatness and their weakness.
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