Doha Film Institute

The Silences of the Palace

DFI Cinema - Doha Film Institute

Moufida Tlatli / Tunisia / 1994 / 123 min / Colour / DCP / In Arabic / English subtitles
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Rated: Mature subject matter. May not be suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas


Set in 1960s Tunisia, this film focuses on Alia, who visits the palace where her mother, Khedija, was once employed. The journey triggers unpleasant recollections about the way her mother was treated by male members of the privileged class. In a series of flashbacks, Alia looks back on her adolescent self and begins to piece together key details about her murky family history.


Moufida Tlatli