Directed by Lotfy Nathan, HARKA received critical acclaim following a wide festival run including Cannes (where Adam Bessa was awarded Best Actor in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ catergory), TIFF, Sao Paulo International Film Festival and Red Sea International Film Festival, where Lotfy Nathan was awarded Best Director and Adam Bessa grabbed another Best Actor prize for his performance, as well as being featured in Industry Selects at TIFF this year.

A modern-day parable about resistance, the film centres on the story of Ali, a young Tunisian who dreams of a better life, making a precarious living selling contraband gas at the local black market. When his father suddenly dies, he’s forced to take charge of his two younger sisters and their impending eviction. What ensues is a fight for dignity. The voice of a generation still trying to be heard 10 years after the Arab Spring.


1h 27m

Director: Lotfy Nathan
Cast: Adam Bessa, Najib Allagui, Salima Maatoug

UK Release: Cinemas 5th May 2023