Magazine article Screen International

Full Moon Night Gets Greenlight

Magazine article Screen International

Full Moon Night Gets Greenlight

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Tunisian director Fares Naanaa's A Full Moon Night, winner of the top Dubai Film Connection (DFC) prize last year, will start shooting in February 2014.

"We're still missing the money for post-production but we're going to shoot it, make a rough cut of the film and try to finalise finance off that," said Tunis-based producer Habib Attia of Cinetelefilms.

Popular Tunisian actor and comedian Lotfi Abdelli has signed to play the husband in the film about a couple whose marriage disintegrates after the death of their daughter. The role of the wife has yet to be cast.

The film will shoot in Tunis and the oasis city of Tozeur in south-west Tunisia. A Full Moon Night picked up $25,000 in award money at DFC last year, as one of the three top DFC prizewinners alongside Me, Myself And Murdoch and Batata. …

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