In a small village in the countryside lives Nader, a nine year old kid that loves to run. Pollito doesn’t run for a reason, he runs because he needs to, because that’s what he lives for. One day, when Ramadan is near it’s end and he is shopping for new clothes for the Aïd party with his family, he finds winged sneakers in a shop and he wants to buy them, but his father can’t afford them.
In this half-length film, where animation is used to illustrate Nader’s great imagination, the story of how a child’s mind can throw down any wall to fulfill a dream is told, however impossible it may seem.
Anis Lassoued, director of My shoes, composes this candid Tunisian thirty minute story where reality and fantasy unite, and the music by Rabii Zammouri goes hand in hand with Sofiene El Fani’s beautiful photography.
Lassoued graduated from the Morroccan Film Institute. He worked as an assistant director after finishing his studies and started his career as a directer with documentaries Nabeul Sugar Dolls (2004), Airship (2006), Al-Qayrawan 1428 (2007) and Sa’efa fi buzekri (2008).
My shoes will be part of the Official Section of the 6th Edition of International Half-Length Film Festival La Cabina.
MY SHOES (SABBAT EL AÏD) | Anis Lassoued · Tunisia · 2012 · 30 min