December 17: ASHKAL – The Tunisian Investigation (2022) by Youssef Chebbi

5.00pm | Sunday, December 17, 2023. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi Free Entry

The fire of revolution burns fiercely in ASHKAL: THE TUNISIAN INVESTIGATION, a grim fantasy thriller inspired by true events leading to the Arab Spring. Director Youssef Chebbi delivers an artistic masterpiece that is relatable across borders, putting the viewer through a range of emotions until the last minute. ASHKAL was awarded the Étalon d’or de Yennenga at Fespaco 2023. We look forward to sharing this marvel with you for our closing event of 2023. Join us and bring a friend or two!
Screening starts at 5pm prompt (doors open at 4.30pm) on Sunday, December 17 at Alliance Française Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre. Entry is free.

In the Gardens of Carthage – a district of Tunis initiated by the former regime, where construction stopped at the beginning of the Revolution – two cops, Fatma and Batal, find a burnt body in one of the lots. As construction slowly resumes, they start looking into this mysterious case. When the event repeats itself, the investigation takes a puzzling turn.

Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Thriller
Running time: 92 minutes
Language(s): Arabic and French with English subtitles
Director: Youssef Chebbi
Starring: Fatma Oussaifi, Mohamed Hassine Grayaâ, Rami Harrabi, Hichem Riahi
Writers: François-Michel Allegrini, Youssef Chebbi

Producers: Farès Ladjimi, Christophe Lafont
Editor: Valentin Féron
Country: Tunisia, France
Year: 2022
Age Rating: N/A (🚨N.B. Some nudity towards the end of the film).