• Une histoire d'amour et de désir
  • Une histoire d'amour et de désir
  • Une histoire d'amour et de désir

Une histoire d'amour et de désir / A Tale of Love and Desire

by Leyla Bouzid New World View: Tunisia

When Farah and Ahmed meet for the first time at the Sorbonne, there is an immediate spark. A literature course on erotic Arabic poetry brings the Tunisian, who has just arrived in Paris, and the Algerian-French secondo closer together. But during their first night together, it becomes apparent that Farah's free-spiritedness and willingness to experiment is at odds with Ahmed's conservative notion of corporeal purity. Overwhelmed by the situation, Ahmed tries to suppress his desire. Using sensual images, director Leyla Bouzid explores various "Arab" notions of sexuality, as well as the complex interstices of love and sex.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: France, Tunisia, 2021
  • Runtime: 103 Min
  • Languages: French
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Leyla Bouzid
  • Cast: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Aurélia Petit, Mahia Zrouki
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  • Screenplay: Leyla Bouzid
  • Cinematography: Sébastien Goepfert
  • Editor: Lilian Corbeille
  • Sound: Nassim El Mounabbih
  • Music: Lucas Gaudin
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  • Producer: Sandra Da Fonseca
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  • Production Companies: Blue Monday Productions, ARTE France
  • World Sales: Pyramide International
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