Behind the Mountains

Mohamed Ben Attia

Radar Tunisia, Belgium, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Qatar 98 min Spanish premiere Fiction


After spending four years in jail for vandalizing his place of work, Rafik has only one plan, take his son to the mountains and show him his amazing discovery.

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Mohamed Ben Attia

He studied Audiovisual Communication at Valenciennes University in France after graduating from the Institut de Hautes Études Commerciales in Tunisia in 1998. He directed five short films before his debut feature, Hedi, with which he won the award for best first feature film at the Berlinale and the Silver Bear for best actor for Majd Mastoura. His second feature film, Dear Son, participated in the Cannes Filmmakers’ Fortnight.

Filmography: Behind the Mountains (2023, D'A 2024), Dear Son (2018), Hedi (2016), Selma (short film, 2013), Loi 76 (short film, 2011), Mouja (short film, 2008), Comme les autres (short film, 2006), Romantisme, deux comprimes matin et soir (short film, 2004)

Mohamed Ben Attia

Film information

Int. title: Behind the Mountains
Director: Mohamed Ben Attia
Script: Mohamed Ben Attia
Contact: Luxbox
With: Majd Mastoura, Walid Bouchhioua, Samer Bisharat, Selma Zeghidi, Helmi Dridi, Wissem Belgharek
Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Qatar
Year: 2023
Format: DCP
Length: 98 min
Language: Arab
Subtitles: English, Catalan


Behind the Mountains