"Who Do I Belong To" in Competition at Berlinale 2024

The Tunisian film "Who Do I Belong To" ("Mé el Aïn"), directed by Meryam Joobeur, has been selected for the official competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), taking place from February 15 to 25, 2024, in Germany. This 120-minute drama, written and directed by the Tunisia-born Canadian resident Meryam Joobeur, is a co-production between Tunisia, Canada, France, and Qatar. The film narrates the story of Aicha, a Tunisian mother with prophetic dreams, living in a rural farm with her husband Brahim and their three sons. Their life is upended after their two eldest sons leave for war. The cast includes Salha Nasraoui, Mohamed Hassine Grayaa, Malek Mechergui, Adam Bessa, and Dea Liane. Meryam Joobeur is known for her short films like "Gods, Weeds and Revolutions" (2012), "Born in the Maelstrom" (2017), and "Brotherhood" (2018), the latter being nominated for the 2020 Oscars and winning 75 international awards. This year's Berlinale will feature 20 films in competition for the Golden and Silver Bears, including two feature debuts and two documentaries, with productions from 30 countries. Lupita Nyong'o, the Oscar-winning Kenyan actress, is the president of the international jury.