After the death of his mother, soldier S is given leave to attend the funeral. But he doesn’t return to the barracks and is subsequently hunted as a deserter. Pregnant woman F has recently moved to a luxurious villa with her husband, who spends most of his time working away from the home. She grows bored, and one day she leaves her villa to explore the woods nearby. She doesn’t return either. In his second feature film, Ala Eddine Slim once again dives into a universe that is characteristic for him. His protagonists embark on a kind of odyssey, gradually merging with nature as they are confronted with elements of mystery. The Tunisian director has staged the film like a thriller, but it defies all of the rules of the genre. He invents a non-verbal form of dialogue, offering the audience a unique, meditative cinematic experience – a hypnotic journey that appeals to all the senses.

TLAMESS Direction: Ala Eddine Slim, DCP, OF m. engl. UT, 120 min