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ASHKAL: THE TUNISIAN INVESTIGATION Trailer: Cannes & TIFF Selection Follows An Investigation of Many Twists & Turns

A selection at Cannes 2022, TIFF, BFI London, and New Directors/New Films, Youssef Chebbi’s modern-day noir Ashkal: The Tunisian Investigation is finally making its way to U.S theaters next week. It stars Fatima Oussaifi, Mohamed Houcine Grayaa, and Aymen Ben Hmida. The film will open on August 18 at NYC’s Roxy Cinema and LA’s American Cinematheque Los Feliz & Lumiere Music Hall before arriving digitally on August 22. Yellow Veil Pictures has just released the official trailer.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Set amongst derelict, half-finished apartment complexes of a former regime, the discovery of a mysterious burnt body by two police officers reveals a puzzling repetition of events. As the investigation progresses, a network of violence and corruption is uncovered throughout the city.

See the trailer and poster below:

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M.J. O'Toole began writing for HtN in early 2021 during the Sundance Film Festival. An NYC native and lifelong cinephile, his favorite films include Chungking Express, The Three Colors Trilogy, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lovers on the Bridge, and Midnight Cowboy. He is the Digital Marketing Manager for the agency 3rd Impression - working alongside Editor-at-large Matt Delman - that specializes in digital marketing for independent film. He holds a BA from Adelphi University and a Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts. You can check out his portrait and street photography on Instagram.

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