Private Project

Un Thé Sans Pignons

A young man wants to introduce his girlfriend to his mother. The meeting didn't go as planned ...

  • Selma Chekili
  • Selma Chekili
  • Selma Chekili
  • Selma Chekili
    Key Cast
  • Mustapha Khaznadar
    Key Cast
  • Hana Ben Nani
    Key Cast
  • Rym Ben Sassi
    Key Cast
  • Seima Rouebti
    Key Cast
  • Habib Shamam
    Key Cast
  • Aziz Lahmar
    Key Cast
  • Sonia Mezrioui
    Key Cast
  • Samir Gritli
    Key Cast
  • Samira Gritly
    Key Cast
    "Lella Fatma"
  • Fares Chekili
    Key Cast
  • Rania Chekili
    Key Cast
  • Ahmed El May
    Key Cast
    "Si Habib"
  • Mohamed Bouajila
    Key Cast
  • Midou Captain
    Video editing
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Un Thé Sans Pignons
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    17 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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Director Biography - Selma Chekili

Selma Chekili is a young Tunisian passionate about cinema. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she has been working as a psychologist for about ten years. Selma is also a professional musician, trained at the conservatory and in the private sector, she is active on the Tunisian and international scene as a jazz and bossa nova singer and pianist. Selma Chekili recorded her first album "Jazz standards" in 2008.
Selma has been interested in cinema since she was young. She made her first appearance in a soap opera at the age of 17. She took film lessons as part of an optional module in the first year of her training in psychology at the Faculty of Toulouse. It was in 2020 that she decided to approach her passion more closely, benefiting from training in directing and facing the camera.
In 2021 she has a main role in a short film. In 2022, she appears in a second short film.
It is as part of her training to "face the camera" that she is led to write her first screenplay "A tea without pine nuts" which will take about a year to write, and that she is approaching directing. Passionate Selma worked hard to give life to this first cinematographic project, thanks to her training, but also her personal research, but also
with the solidarity of the actors, the technical team and his family.
Selma Chekili, enriched by this first experience and driven by a passion for cinema, wishes to continue directing and acting in other future projects.

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Director Statement

This is a story that raises psychological, cultural and social issues in a comedic tone. This first short film was made with a lot of determination, relentlessness and passion. The solidarity of all the participants in this project allowed the birth of this first cinematographic project.