CINEWORLD DISCOVERY - FRIDAY 23 AUGUST
Director: Abdelhamid Bouchnak. Cast: Hela Ayed, Yassmine Dimassi, Aziz Jbali , Bilel Slatnia. Tunisia 2018. 113 mins.
UK PREMIERE - Tunisia makes a grand entrance onto the world genre scene with an intense moody folk horror that has broken box-office records in North Africa. Three journalism students take on a university assignment to solve the cold case of Mongia, a woman found mutilated 25 years ago, now imprisoned in an asylum suspected of witchcraft. Soon they’ve stumbled into the archaic world of Dachra, an isolated countryside compound filled with goats, silent women and mysterious drying meat. Welcomed to stay overnight by the jovial yet ominous cult leader, Dachra’s secrets are about to erupt with tribal menace and cannibal terror.