The Time is New


An intriguing take on grief, loneliness, nature and violence.

Image from Tlamess

Tunisia-France 2019
Dir Ala Eddine Slim
With Abdullah Miniawy, Souhir Ben Amara, Khaled Ben Aïssa
English subtitles

A soldier named S returns home after the passing of his mother. While S only receives one week’s leave, he decides against going back and instead embarks on a journey into the woods. The word ‘Tlamess’ means an enchantress’ spell, as well as something inexplicable, and Tunisian filmmaker Ala Eddine Slim’s beautifully shot second feature is as enchanting and intriguing as the name suggests.