Rue de la Victoire

French & Tunisian Arabic
65 minutes & 43 minutes

Mohamed is a young, passionate Tunisian devoted to his work as a circus performer. Living life on his own terms and rebelling from his family’s emphasis on culture and tradition, Mohamed is determined to make sacrifices for his future as a trapeze artist. After years of training at the circus school in Tunisia, it closes down, forcing Mohamed to migrate to France to continue perfecting his act. His new environment allows him the freedom to train and perform, to feel independent and free. He’s hopeful for a future that in Tunisia seemed so bleak. But after a while, he realizes adjusting to life in France has its challenges. While the circus fills a large part of his heart, he still longs for the friends, family and community he left behind. Through a playful interpretation of Mohamed’s life and inner-child, we’re taken on a whimsical literal and personal journey.

Awards and Selections

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017, Toronto, Canada

El Gouna Film Festival 2017, Gouna, Egypt

The Public Award, Tripoli Dicudays, Tripoli, Liban

Les grands reportages ICI RDI


Written and Directed by

Frédérique Cournoyer Lessard


Mohamed Dhiaa Gharbi


Sophie B. Sylvestre


Charles-Étienne Pascal


Sylvain Bellemare, Stéphane Bergeron, Daniel Capeille et Frédérique Cournoyer Lessard

Original Music

Peter Venne

ACIC Producer

Johanne Bergeron

Produced by

Catherine Chagnon



Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Aide au cinéma indépendant du Canada (ACIC), Ici RDI, Post-Moderne, Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec


Distribution in Canada

Maison 4 :3

Press Relations in Canada

pixelleX communications


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