63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

In the Gardens of Carthage, a district of Tunis initiated by the former Regime which 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.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Youssef Chebbi
Script: Youssef Chebbi, François-Michel Allegrini
Cinematography: Hazem Berrabah
Editing: Valentin Feron
Sound: Aymen Labidi, Waldir Xavier, Mathieu Nappez
Music: Thomas Kuratli
Actors: Fatma Oussaif, Mohamed Houcine Grayaa, Rami Harrabi, Hichem Riahi, Nabil Trabelsi, Bahri Rahali
Production: Supernova Films
Producers: Farès Ladjimi
Co-production: POETIK Film, Blast Film
Sets: Malek Gnaoui
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Tunisia
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 94΄
Contact: The Party Film Sales
Awards/Distinctions: International Critic’s Award – Neuchâtel International Fantastic FF 2022

Youssef Chebbi

Youssef Chebbi was born in Tunisia in 1984. After studying art, he directed two short films, Vers le Nord and Les Profondeurs selected in several international festivals. In 2012, he co-directed the documentary Babylon which won the Jury Prize at FID Marseille and was presented at MoMA. Ashkal is his first feature.


2010 Vers le Nord (short)
2012 Babylon (doc)
2012 Les Profondeurs (short)
2022 Ashkal