Scene from the film Those Who Remain
Scene from the film Those Who Remain
Scene from the film Those Who Remain
Scene from the film Those Who Remain
Scene from the film Those Who Remain
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Those Who Remain

  • France
  • Belgium
  • Italy
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One morning, Om El Khir’s husband left on a boat for Europe and disappeared. She has since received no word on whether he is dead or alive. But Om El Khir does not give up. Alone with her three children, she bravely continues with day-to-day life in Tunis changed forever by his absence, all while she searches for the truth. Alongside other women (mainly the mothers of other disappeared people), Om El Khir fights so that their men aren’t forgotten and rallies for justice. This film tells two stories: the one of Om’s private life and that of her fight alongside the other women, two aspects of her life that have become interdependent.


  • Original Title
    Celles qui restent
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ester Sparatore
  • Cinematography
    Matteo Vieille Rivara
  • Editing
    Nadia Touijer
  • Sound
    Ester Sparatore, Emmanuel Soland, Jonathan Vanneste
  • Runtime
    91 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
    • Belgium
    • Italy
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Visions du réel festival 2019
    • Biografilm Festival 2019
    • Sole Luna Festival 2019
    • Ortigia Film Festival 2019
    • Terra di Tutti Film Festival 2019
    • Alice e le altre 2019
  • Awards
    • Biografilm Festival 2019 - Biografilm Italia Best Film Award
    • Ortigia Film Festival 2019 - Special Mention for Direction
    • Terra di Tutti Film Festival 2019 - Coop Alleanza 3.0 - Voci di donne invisibili Award
    • MedFilmFestival 2019 - Le perle - Alla scoperta del nuovo cinema italiano is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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