(Pre - 2000) Tunisian Feature Films | Female Lead Role

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1. Les Siestes Grenadine (1999)

90 min | Drama

The country has changed a lot in the absence of the father Wahid Haydar and the daughter Sofia, returning to Tunisia after a long stay in West Africa and after being separated from her ... See full summary »

Director: Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud | Stars: Yasmine Bahri, Hichem Rostom, Lubna Azabal, Kadhir Fardi

Votes: 22

2. Bent familia (1997)

105 min | Drama

Amina a married Muslim woman living in Tunis with her two daughters. Even though she is allowed certain freedoms as a Muslim woman this is curtailed when she meets her old friend from school Aida.

Director: Nouri Bouzid | Stars: Amel Hedhili, Nadia Kaci, Leila Nassim, Raouf Ben Amor

Votes: 50

3. Keswa, le fil perdu (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

The 27 years old Nozha comes home with a sense of failure and despair following a long absence after marrying against her family's will.

Director: Kalthoum Bornaz | Stars: Lotfi Achour, Lotfi Dziri, Ahmed Hafiene, Ali Mosbah

Votes: 12

4. Honey and Ashes (1996)

80 min | Drama

"Honey and Ashes" tells the stories of three women from contemporary North Africa. Caught between tradition and modernity, they seek success in their lives and in their relationships with ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Fares | Stars: Nozha Khouadra, Samia Mzali, Amel Hedhili, Neji Nejah

Votes: 76

5. A Summer in La Goulette (1996)

TV-PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisia, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, Sicilian and Catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French ... See full summary »

Director: Férid Boughedir | Stars: Sonia Mankaï, Ava Cohen-Jonathan, Sarah Pariente, Mustapha Adouani

Votes: 665

6. Habiba Msika: The Dance of Fire (1994)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Follows the last years of Tunisian singer Habiba M'sikar's life between 1927 and 1930 when she was at the peak of her glory and performed in the "soirées" of Tunis.

Director: Selma Baccar | Stars: Souad Amidou, Féodor Atkine, Néjib Belkadhi, Raouf Ben Amor

Votes: 11

7. The Silences of the Palace (1994)

116 min | Drama

As she grows up, Alia (the daughter of housemaid Khedija) learns the secrets of the peaceful palace where she and her mother live.

Director: Moufida Tlatli | Stars: Hind Sabri, Ghalia Lacroix, Nejia Ouerghi, Amel Hedhili

Votes: 859

8. O, The Sultan of The City (1992)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

Locked in a room until the release of her fiance from prison, a young woman escapes with the help of his brother.

Director: Moncef Dhouib | Stars: Mustapha Adouani, Fatma Ben Saïdane, Mohamed Ben Smaïl, Arkane Bou Jallabia

Votes: 15

9. Wandering Heart (1989)

90 min | Drama

In a fishing village in southern Tunisia, Regaya, a beautiful young woman whose husband dies, refuses remarriage. Yet this is what a woman must do in Muslim society. Her father emigrated to... See full summary »

Director: Fitouri Belhiba | Stars: Nadia Samir, Ahmed Snoussi, Ahmed Ben Smail, Mouna Noureddine

Votes: 11

10. Sama (1988)

90 min | Drama

Based on director Néjia Ben Mabrouk's own experiences growing up. Sabra refuses to be reduced to a traditional domestic role in mid-1980s Tunisia. With the reluctant support of her mother, ... See full summary »

Director: Néjia Ben Mabrouk | Stars: Othman Khemili, Fatma Khemiri, Mouna Noureddine, Basma Tajin

Votes: 17

11. Aziza (1980)

95 min | Drama

Tunis in 1980, A family leaves the old city, the Medina of Tunis to settle down in one of the new populated cities on the outskirts of the capital.

Director: Abdellatif Ben Ammar | Stars: Yasmine Khlat, Raouf Ben Amor, Dalila Rames, Mohamed Zinet

Votes: 36

12. The Howling (1973)

100 min | Drama

The film tells the story of two girls. Saadia was raped after fierce resistance, which allowed her to take revenge by killing her attacker, but the village men's council felt she had been ... See full summary »

Director: Omar Khlifi | Stars: Hassiba Rochdi, Anissa Lotfi, Zohra Faïza, Salwa Mohamed

Votes: 9

13. Ommi Traki (1973)

90 min | Comedy

Ommi Traki is an old woman, active and mingled with everything, who arranges everything in her family and in her neighborhood. Around her are her husband Salah, who is content to observe ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrazek Hammami | Stars: Zohra Faïza, Fatma Bahri, Habib Belhareth, Mohamed Ben Ali

Votes: 8

14. Yusra (1971)

90 min | Mystery

On his birthday, Sadri walked out on his mistress Lisa, and the party planned in his honor. While walking along the beaches of Carthage in the dead of night, he sees a young woman rise up out of the waves. She told him her name was Yusra.

Director: Rachid Ferchiou | Stars: Ewa Swann, Richard Leduc, M'Rad Bey, Uta Bone

Votes: 16

15. Death Disturbs (1970)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Three sisters visiting their uncle in his island home, find themselves alone with the late uncle's manservant. Their relations reveal a dark side in all of them, and gender, racial, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Férid Boughedir, Claude d'Anna | Stars: Aly Ben Ayed, Ursule Pauly, Sophie Vaillant, Sylvia Céline

Votes: 5

16. Autumn Rain (1970)

85 min | Drama

A poor family abandoned by their father, an unemployed brother dreams to emigrate and sister who works in a factory, falls for a young mechanic who seduces and abandons her.

Director: Ahmed Khechine | Stars: Aly Borgini, Habib Chaari, Khedija Jenaoui, Hassiba Rochdi

Votes: 8

17. Mother of Abbes (1970)

90 min | Crime, Drama

Abbes, the best rider of the village, has fallen in love with a girl who is already engaged to Ahmed. She returns his love and marries him but the unhappy fiance will not hear of it and ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Abdelwahab | Stars: Oulaya, Zohra Faïza, Hattab Dhib, Mohamed Ben Ali

Votes: 8

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