Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Abdelhamid Bouchnak
Cast: Yassmine Dimassi, Hela Ayed, Aziz Jebali, Bilel Slatnia, Bahri Rahali
Ever since she was discovered naked and near-dead decades ago, Mongia has been institutionalized, with a tendency to bite her nurses. Grisly, frightening, and stuffed with howling thrills, the new Tunisian horror film DACHRA won over both Frightfest and the Venice Film Festival and is finally making its stateside debut. Equal parts Midsommar and The Blair Witch Project, DACHRA begins with a simple classroom assignment and spins through double plot twists into high-tension cannibal sorcery.
"From its terrifying cold opening to its grisly ending, 'Dachra' announces the arrival of a bold new voice in international genre cinema." -Hazem Fahmy, Film Inquiry