A Tale of Love and Desire

02/06/2022 - 03/06/2022

A Tale of Love and Desire

Leyla Bouzid

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A Tale of Love and Desire

About the Film

The 18-year-old Ahmed, French of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris. At university, he meets Farah, a young Tunisian girl, 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 deeply in love with Farah, and although literally overwhelmed with desire, he will try to resist it.

Leyla Bouzid, who has commented that fiction films should concern themselves with memory, enriches this story of young love with the deeply rooted culture and memory of Arabic literature, intertwining the past and the present. This is a striking love story that foregrounds the problem of identity.

  • Producer: Sandra da Fonseca
  • Cast: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu
  • Language: French, Arabic
  • Subtitles: Turkish, English