Villa Jasmine (Tunisia: 2009)


Férid Boughedir 

Cast list

Arnaud Giovaninetti

Elsa Mollien

Clément Sibony

Judith Davis

Manuel Blanc

Edith Perret


Writers: Luc Béraud and Serge Moati


This historical film contains a compelling love story of a young couple that returns to Tunisia right before independence in 1956. After having left the country upon his parent’s deaths, Serge now returns with his wife Jeanne, and together they search his homeland, discovering a past of Serge’s parents no one had ever known.


Andrew Beaujon, Villa Jasmine Showings at Regal Gallery Palace. Washington City Paper. (online newspaper)

Geen Stemmen, Villa Jasmine (2008), Film Total (blog)

Academic Articles
In Search of Self-Definition: Arab and African Films at the Carthage Film Festival (Tunis) by Gideon Bachmann. Film Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Spring 2009), pp. 48-51

Recent Perspectives on Sub-Saharan African Filmmaking by Nancy J. Schmidt. Africa Today, Vol. 36, No.2. (1989), pp. 17-22

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