The Bath

Short film

The Bath

Anissa Daoud
Tunisia, France
2020 | 15′ | o.v. Arabic

Imed finds himself alone for a day with his five-year-old son Hedi due to his wife’s business trip. It’s the first time he must take care of his boy on his own. This common and simple event in a family’s life unearths painful and dark memories from the past: Imed will have to confront his deepest fear.


With a Tunisian father and a French-Italian mother, Anissa Daoud is an actress, producer and director. She starred in a number of films for which she received several awards. She produced the short films Law of the Lamb by Lotfi Achour and All the Rest Is the Work of Man by Doria Achour. She directed two documentaries, Women’s Chronicles of Political Engagement and Our Women in Politics and Society. In 2018 she co-directed with Aboozar Amini the short film Best Day Ever as part of Directors’ Fortnight’s Tunisia Factory. She is currently developing her first feature Les Imortel(le)s.

Screenplay: Anissa Daoud
Cinematography: Hazem Berrabah
Editing: Malek Chatta
Music: Jean-Charles Bastion, Jawhar Basti
Sound: Moncef Taleb
Production Design: Amel Rezgui
Costume Design: Nabila Cherif
Cast: Mohamed Dahech, Sami Khelifi, Hela Ayed, Adnen Ben Youssef, Chokri Chaaben
Producers: Lotfi Achour, Sebastien Hussenot, Anissa Daoud
Co-producers: Imed Marzouk, Hejer Anane, Olfa Ben Achour
Production: La Luna Productions, APA: Artistes Producteurs AssociƩs, Propaganda Productions, Unleash the Dogs