Who Do I Belong To (Arabic: Mé el Aïn, French: Là d’où l’on vient) is a drama film, directed by Meryam Joobeur and slated for release in 2024. A coproduction of companies from France, Canada and Tunisia with the collaboration of Norway, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the film stars Salha Nasraoui as Aïcha, a woman in Tunisia whose son returns from fighting in Syria with him a mysterious woman, concurrently with a slate of strange disappearances in the village.
The cast also includes Mohamed Hassine Grayaa, Malek Mechergui, Adam Bessa, Dea Liane, Rayen Mechergui and Chaker Mechergui.
Production and distribution
Her debut feature film, it is an expansion on the themes of her 2018 short film Brotherhood (Ikhwène), but features some key story differences, including the gender of the central character.
It went into development in 2021, with the working title Motherhood. Joobeur participated in the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where she was awarded the $10,000 Sundance Institute/NHK Award toward the film’s production.
Shooting began in 2022 in Tunisia. In December 2023 the film won a €30,000 post-production grant in the Atlas Workshops program at the Marrakech International Film Festival.
It is slated to premiere in competition at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival.
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