The Day She Disappeared

DIRECTOr: Tawfiq Nizamidin
48 minutes I France, Taiwan, Italy

Berti, a 29-year-old Uyghur, seems to find it difficult to settle into his new life in France. Although he remains attached to his community and his native culture, he no longer believes in political commitment. Just the opposite of Mihriay, with whom he is deeply in love, and who was involved in all the protests… until she suddenly disappeared from activist circles and left France without any explanation.
While waiting for her hypothetical return, Berti drags his disenchanted humour through the streets of Marseilles and eases his loneliness by meeting new people. Mostly with his Uyghur friends, as a wall seems to separate him from the French, despite the best of intentions.
Until Lea takes a close interest in his story with Mihriay…


Production: Films Force Majeure, Volos films

Release: 2022



Région Sud (production) in partnership with the CNC, PROCIREP-ANGOA, Cinéma Inutile


Director & Writer Tawfiq Nizamidin
Director of Photography Benjamin Pivert
Sound engineers Pierre Armand
Editing Laure Lin
With Berti Tursun, Lauren Beka, Aurélie Mèle, Marie Gaidioz-Coppé, Merdan Eheteli, Jade Zaidan, Sai Nagoya
Executive producer Yasmine El Maanouni
Producers Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Stefano Centini

Technical sheet

Sound 5.1, stéréo
Length 48 minutes
Original language
Ouïghour, French
Subtitles English, French and Chinese