Films 2018

Dachra

by Abdelhamid Bouchnak / Tunisia 2018 / 113' / Special event - Closing film

Cast and Credits

Original Title / Dachra

Director / Abdelhamid Bouchnak

Screenplay / Abdelhamid Bouchnak

Cinematography / Hatem Nechi

Editing / Abdelhamid Bouchnak

Music / Rached Hmaoui, Samy Ben Said

Sound / Aimen Toumi

Production Design / Fatma Madani

Costume Design / Bassma Dhaouadi

Cast / Yassmine Dimassi (Yassmine), Aziz Jbali (Walid), Bilel Slatnia (Bilel), Hela Ayed (Mongia), Hedi Majri (Saber), Bahri Rahali (Bechir)

Production / Abdelhamid Bouchnak – Shkoon production

Co-Production / Omar Ben Ali – SVP production

Press Attaché / WOLF Consultants

Format / Color

Runtime / 113 min.

Synopsis

Yasmin, a Tunisian journalism student, and her two male buddies set out on a university assignment to solve the cold case of Mongia, a woman found mutilated 25 years ago, now imprisoned in an asylum, suspected of witchcraft. As they pursue their investigation, the three friends stumble into the archaic and ominous world of Dachra, an isolated countryside compound filled with goats, silent women, mysterious drying meat and steaming pots. They’re welcomed to stay overnight by the jovial yet menacing cult leader, but when Yasmin discovers Dachra’s secrets, she must escape before she is consumed…

Abdelhamid Bouchnak

Abdelhamid BouchnakAbdelhamid Bouchnak (1984) studied at the Ecole Supérieure de l’Audiovisuel et du Cinéma E.S.A.C. in Gammarth and graduated in 2008 with the short film Miroir. In the same year, he won the prize for Best Young Director at the International Film Festival in Carthage and moved to Montreal to complete a Master’s degree in film studies. Since 2012, he has produced and directed video clips, web series and short films. Dachra is his first feature film.