Review by by Mila Fiorentini
Ahead of the Tunisian launch on 26th September in cinema’s, from Italian Culture blog Odissea.
Hédi Jouini, a Tunisian icon, timeless, a great classic that has been able to open up to linguistic contamination, combining various musical genres in an original and new way.
Review by E. Nina Rothe
Photo: Dora Bouchoucha (center) is presiding over the festival. (File photo: AFP, arabnews.com)
“Favourite movies only need apply. Life is too short to write about what you didn't enjoy.”
A chat with Claire Belhassine about 'The Man Behind the Microphone' as the film prepares to screen at Manarat in Tunisia
Review by Melanie Goodfellow, IDFA
British-Tunisian filmmaker Claire Belhassine’s feature The Man Behind The Microphone revolves around her discovery in her 30s that her grandfather, Hédi Jouini, had been one of Tunisia’s most revered popular singers – a sort of intellectual, Tunisian Frank Sinatra...
Review by E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post
"‘The Man Behind the Microphone’ is a beautiful, touching, well filmed and perfectly written recounting of a family’s problematic history, and Belhassine takes us, her audience on a musical journey, accompanied by her soothing voiceover and intimate home videos that tell a story of time, place and misplacement."
Review by Ahmed Shawky, elcinema.com
"'My love is changing and renewing', and other songs that have shaped the concept of contemporary Tunisian music heritage in the Arabian ears from the ocean to the Gulf, all of which One man, El Hadi El Guenyi, is an exceptional and important talent in the Arabic music that everyone knows..."