Black Medusa

Ma Tasmaa Ken Errih

Tunisia, 2021, 96'

In contemporary Tunis, Nada has hearing problems and communicates through a smartphone app. The 25-year-old leads a double life: lonely and boring during the day, violent and intense at night. This ritualized life will shatter when she falls in love with an old knife and her colleague, Noura, falls in love with her. “Black Medusa” is both a portrait of a young woman in post-revolution Tunisia and of a city: Tunis. The newcomer ismaël recreates the myth of Medusa through a tribute to films like Abel Ferrara’s “Ms.45” or Brian de Palma’s “Dressed to Kill”, in a surprising slasher for the #MeToo era. It is part of a new generation of films that play with new aesthetics and new production methods, streaming from the renewed interest in gender cinema in the Arab world and Africa.

Credits

Director and Wrtier ismaël Co-director and Co-writer Youssef Chebbi Producer ismaël Cast Nour Hajri, Rym Hayouni Language Arabic, French, English Subtitles English, Portuguese Sales Utopia Films utopia.films.tn@gmail.com
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