Edge Entertainment will release Mohamed Ben Attia’s Silver Bear-winning drama in early 2017.


Sweden-based distributor Edge Entertainment has taken Mohamed Ben Attia’s Silver Bear-winning drama Hedi for Scandinavia, Iceland and the Baltics.

Premiering in competition at the Berlinale, the film took home Silver Bears for Best First Feature and Best Actor for star Majd Mastoura.

Hedi tells the story of a young Tunisian man facing a wedding arranged by his mother.

Screen’s review praised the film’s “compassionate naturalism”, calling it “an allegory for contemporary Tunisia”.

Revered French directing duo the Dardennes brothers were onboard as co-producers.

New Paris-based sales outfit Luxbox is handling the film’s international sales, previously closing deals with Bac Films for France and Arthaus for Norway.

The film will receive a theatrical release in early 2017.