Always Brando (Tunisia: 2011)

Director

Ridha Behi

Cast list

Lofti Abdelli as Lamine

Souhir Ben Amara as Zena

Ridha Behi as Himself

Christian Erickson as James

Ziad Hamzeh as Narrator

Anis Raach as Anis

Credits

Written by Ridha Behi

Produced by Ziad H. Hamzeh

Edited by Kahena Attia

Cinematography by Martial Barrault

 

Synopsis

An American filmmaker arrives in an Arab town and becomes obsessed with a young Tunisian look alike to Marlon Brando named Anis. As the international film crew takes over his village, Anis begins risking it all to go abroad and follow his dreams of making it big in Hollywood. The film also shows an autobiographical insight into Ridha Behi's collaboration with Marlon Brando, which ended along with Brando’s death before the two could begin shooting the movie.

Reviews

Dennis Harvey, Review: Always Brando (Online Magazine)

Kaleen Aftab, Always Brando: Homage to the Late Hollywood Star (Online News)

Mark Adams, Always Brando (Online Magazine)

James B. Evans, Toronto International Film Festival 2011- Part 2 (Online Magazine)

E. Nina Rothe, Ridha Behi's Always Brando at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival: Spellbinding (Online News)

Barlet, Olivier. "Africultures Dossier: Report from FESPACO 2013: Renewal or Demise?." Black Camera: An International Film Journal (The New Series) 5.1 (2013): 251-266. Web.

 

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