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LOOK AT ME

by Nejib Belkadhi

synopsis

Lotfi, a fortysomething Tunisian immigrant, leads the life of a small-time thug in the Noailles neighbourhood of Marseille. His daily life is occupied by his home-appliance store and Monique, his French girlfriend, but the past catches up with him when his brother calls from Tunisia to inform him that his wife has had a stroke. Now, Lotfi has to go back home to reclaim custody of his nine-year-old autistic son, Amr, whom he has not seen for six years. Thus begins a journey where Lotfi will face his son, who completely ignores the father he has never known. It is Amr’s avoidance of eye contact that drives Lotfi’s quest to connect with his son and open him up to the world.

international title: Look at Me
original title: Regarde-moi
country: Qatar, France, Tunisia
sales agent: MPM Premium
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Nejib Belkadhi
film run: 96'
screenplay: Nejib Belkadhi
cast: Nidhal Saadi, Idryss Kharroubi, Sawssen Maalej
cinematography by: Hazem Berrabah
film editing: Malek Chatta
music: Selim Ben Salah
producer: Imed Marzouk
production: Mille et Une Productions, Propaganda Productions (TN)
backing: Doha Film Institute (QA)
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