Child of the Sun / L’Enfant Du Soleil

Director: Taieb Louhichi
Countries: Tunisia
Year: 2014
Running Time: 78 min.
Language: French and Arabic



After an evening in a nightclub and a swim at dawn, three young people, Sonia, Fafou and Yanis, sneak into a villa. They settle down there until they unexpectedly meet the owner on a swivel chair. Kateb, a writer, turns out to be manipulative and mysterious. His meeting with Yanis reveals to us the life story of the young man who has identified with his latest book. Is Kateb simply the author of a story looking like the young man?

About the Director

Taieb Louhichi

Biography: Taieb Louhichi is Tunisian sociologist, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He studied sociology and film directing in Paris. His first feature, L’ombre de la terre, was screened at Cannes in La Semaine de la Critique.  In 2006 he was in a car crash which led him to lose feeling in his limbs. That never stopped him. Louhichi continues to make films, which has earned him awards at several festivals.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Child of the Sun / L’Enfant Du Soleil (2014).

Masks (1970 );
Dressing Room (1971);
The Stone Cry (1971 );
Mazes  (1971);
My village, a village among others (1972);
Ziara or visit the grandfather marabout (1973);
El khammes (1975);
Time to learn (1977);
Carthage 12 year (1978);
The Shadow of the earth (1982) ;
Gabes oasis and mill (1983);
Gorée, the island’s grandfather (1987);
Layla my reason (1989);
Screens of Africa (1992);
Kër Jo Ouakam (1994);
The song of the Baye Fall (1994);
Moon Noces (1998);
The Power of Small (1999);
The Son of Oumou Sy (2000);
The Wind Dance (2003);
The people of the spark (2012);
Child of the Sun / L’Enfant Du Soleil (2014).