Before Spring

A film by Lotfy Nathan, 2021

Genre: Drama

Languages: Arabic

Subtitles: French / English

Format: HD

Sound: 5.1

Duration: 90 min

Countries: France, Luxembourg, Tunisia, Belgium

Year: 2021



Tarek is a young Tunisian gas vendor, living day-to-day. When his father dies, he suddenly faces the responsibility of taking care of his siblings. Having something to fight for, he will be confronted with the injustice and corruption that plague his country. To the point of despair…



Réalisation : Lotfy Nathan

Image : Sean Price Williams


Produced by Cinenovo (FR), Tarantula (LU), Cinetelefilms (TU) and Wrong Men North (BE)


International Sales : Film Constellation



Lotfy Nathan is an American filmmaker. His first feature film, the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, for which he received the HBO Emerging Artist Award, has been selected in over 50 international festivals, including SXSW, Sundance LA, Lincoln Center, Viennale, Hot Docs, London and Copenhagen. 12 O’Clock Boys was subsequently distributed in the United States by Oscilloscope, then purchased by Showtime and Amazon, and optioned by Will Smith’s company, Oberbrook Entrertainement to adapt it into a drama. In 2015, Lotfy was a recipient of the Creative Capital and participated in a Cinereach Foundation director’s residency. He had previously been a recipient of the Garrett Scott Fund, the Peter Reed Foundation, the Grainger Marburg Fund, and the IFP Fellowship. His first feature film, Before Spring, for which he participated in the Sundance Film Institute’s Writing Workshop, is currently in preparation.