[Albert Samama Chikli]

DCP. D.: 4’. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Gafsa, in the centre-south of Tunisia, is an oasis of happiness. There must be something in the water. A man who gathers a dromedary calf in his arms laughs. A Bedouin playfully points his stick at the camera as if it were a gun. Children splash joyfully as they dive into a magnificent swimming pool, which is at once both natural and artificial. Even doing the laundry seems like a game, in which people hop and dance on the fabric, in this zone where land and water meet.

Andrea Meneghelli

Copy From

Restored in 4K in 2023 by Gaumont Pathé Archives from the original nitrate.