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Oura El Jbel

Oura El Jbel

Original name: Oura El Jbel
English name: Behind The Mountains
Year: 2023
Run time: 98 Min
Language: Tunisian Arabic
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Qatar
Director: Mohamed Ben Attia
Producers: Dora Bouchoucha, Lina Chaabane
Cast: Majd Mastoura, Walid Bouchhioua, Samer Bisharat, Selma Zeghidi, Helmi Dridi, Wissem Belgharek
Screenplay: Mohamed Ben Attia
Cinematographer: Frédéric Noirhomme
Editor: Lenka Fillnerova
Sound Designer: Ludovic Escallier, Quentin Colette, Jean-Stéphane Garbe
Music Composer: Olivier Marguerit
Production Company: Nomadis Images
World Sales: Luxbox


  • Venice IFF 2023
  • BFI London 2023
  • Busan IFF 2023
  • São Paulo IFF 2023
  • Marrakech IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 Dear Son
  • 2016 Hedi
  • 2014 Selma (Short)
  • 2011 Loi 76 (Short)
  • 2006 Like The Others (Short)
  • 2004 Romantisme (Short)

Director's Biography:

Mohamed Ben Attia

Tunisian filmmaker Mohamed Ben Attia studied audiovisual communication at the University of Valenciennes in France after graduating at the Institut de Hautes Etudes Commerciales (IHEC) in Tunis in 1998. He has directed few short films, Romantisme (2004), Like The Others (Silver award at FESPACO 2006), Loi 76 (2011) and Selma (2013), which was selected in the international competition of Clermont Ferrand Festival 2014 and won several awards in various festivals. His debut feature Hedi in 2016 which wins the Best First Film Award and the Silver Bear Best Actor at the 2016 Berlinale. His second feature Dear Son was selected at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2018.


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.