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From The Distrib Films Collection
A Tale of Love and Desire

A film by Leila Bouzid

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Ahmed (Sami Outalbali), French of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris. At the university, he meets Farah (Zbeida Belhajamor), a young Tunisian woman, full of energy, who has just arrived in Paris. While discovering a corpus of sensual and erotic Arabic literature he never imagined existed, Ahmed falls deep in love with Farah, and although literally overwhelmed with desire, he will try to resist it.

“It's an edifying and introspective film, with something valuable to say about embracing our most carnal impulses without shame.” —Hollywood Reporter

“Leyla Bouzid's tour de force is her authentic portrayal of the many meanings of being Arab in France.” —Bust Magazine

“Warm, passionate and sexy.” —Screen International

“A sensitive and contemplative romance that combines intellect and simmering passion.” —Flick Feast

“An incandescent film, filled with delicate sensuality.” —20 Minutes

Critics Week, Closing Film, Cannes Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Zurich International Film Festival
Film Critic Award Competition, Filmfest Hamburg
Vancouver International Film Festival
BFI London International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Schlingel Youth Film Festival
In Competition, FESPACO
Philadelphia International Film Festival
Miami Film Festival Gems

103 minutes / Color
French / English subtitles
Release: 2022
Copyright: 2021

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This DVD is sold with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights.

Subject areas:
Distrib Films Collection, France

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