A Tale of Love and Desire
Languages: French, Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Leila Bouzid
Cast: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kba Tacu, Aurlia Petit
Genres: Romance, Women and Film, French Cinema
Distributor: Distrib Films US, Inc.
Ahmed, an 18-year-old Frenchman of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris. At the university, he meets Farah, a live wire young Tunisian woman who has just arrived in Paris. While discovering a corpus of sensual and erotic Arabic literature he never imagined existed, Ahmed falls deeply in love with Farah, and although literally overwhelmed with desire, he tries to resist it.
"It's an edifying and introspective film, with something valuable to say about embracing our most carnal impulses without shame." -Lovia Gyarkye, Hollywood Reporter