Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colourful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice. In this sophisticated comedy, Manele Labidi opens a fascinating window into modern Tunisia at a crossroads, with a story of contrasts, contradictions and culture clashes, full of vitality and humour.

Curator’s sight:

This is a film about the liberation of the word, about the importance of language and communication. A social and political space always corresponds to an intimate and personal one, and it’s the relationship between these two areas that Labidi explores through a sort of cinematic and psychoanalytic journey in a country which has the melancholy and the determined eyes of Selma, in order to show us, thanks to the bittersweet tones of comedy, the collective and individual revolution of people.


Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Aïcha Ben Miled, Feriel Chamari, Hichem Yacoubi, Najoua Zouhair


Manele Labidi Labbé


Kazak Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, Diaphana, mk2 films