The parents are young, rich and good-looking. Their child is well educated. But behind this image of the perfect family there lies unspeakable secrets.

A Son explores the mutilation of the country, and the cultural impact that religion can have on our daily life and on the situation of women.


Medhi M. Barsaoui was born on 23 May 1984 in Tunis, Tunisia. After graduation, he moved to Italy and completed his training and graduated from DAMS in Bologna.

During his life in Italy, he directed three short films: Sideways (2010), Bobby (2014) and We Are Just Fine Like This (2016). All three short films received critical acclaim and then selected in several international festivals where they won several prizes.

In 2019, he made his directorial debut with the film, Un fils (A Son) which was produced as a collaborative work of Tunisia, France, Lebanon and Qatar. The film had its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. The film received official selection at the Venice Film Festival 2019, where Sami Bouajila won the award for best actor in the Orizzonti section.

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