“A Second Life” (Gadha) film star Yassine Tormsi won’t attend its world premiere at Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) since he was mourning his father’s death, the Tunisian film director Anis Lassoued announced.
Although it is considered Tormsi’s first acting experience, the actor and Lassoued cooperated before in a documentary film about the star’s family; the director touched the talent’s of the boy. Therefore, he selected him, alongside another boy who is Ahmed Zakaria Chiboub.
Regarding the synopsis of “A Second Life,” Gadha (12) happens one day to be the victim of a car accident. He undergoes surgery. Penniless, his mother, Borkana, is helped by Malika and Moez, a benevolent couple that offers to pay for the hospital fees and provides the destitute family with a roof. Gadha meets Oussama, Malika, and Moez’s child (11) who is recovering from a kidney transplant. A strong friendship is made between the two boys. However, Gadha finds out haphazardly the secret of his family’s new standard of living. He is devastated.