After premiering her Les Filles d’Olfa aka Four Daughters (which was nabbed by the Kino Lorber folks) in the Palme d’Or competition this past May (she won the L’Oeil d’or along with The Mother of All Lies), the ARTE France Cinéma selection committee has thrown some coin into Kaouther Ben Hania‘s next project titled Tu ne feras point d’images (English translation: You will not make images). Tanit Films (France), Mime Films (Tunisia), Laika Films (Sweden) will produce. Production is expected to begin in June and July of next year making this highly probable for a Cannes 2025 drop.
This is about Amira, a reserved young woman who studies in Tunis and is passionate about for the cinema. When she receives a mysterious key from her dying grandmother, she sets out to explore her family’s past and the beliefs of her village. Little does she know that this will open the doors to more and more incredible revelations, calling into question all the beliefs she held to be true.
Also in the works, Ben Hania has Mimesis in development – an epic love story set in Tunisia – story is set in two different periods, the 1990s and the 1940s, paying tribute to cinema and Arab-Muslim cultural heritage.