A Tale of Love and Desire

Une histoire d’amour et de désir

Date & Time: Sunday Sept 4th / 4pm

Location & Tickets: The Gate Cinema

Details: Leyla Bouzid / Tunisia, France / 2021 / 103 mins

Starring: Zbeida Belhajamor, Sami Outalbali, Sofia Lesaffre

Synopsis: Tunisian writer and director Leyla Bouzid brings ancient Arab erotic verse to the centre of this romantic coming-of-age drama. Ahmed is the 18-year-old son of Algerian refugees studying literature at the Sorbonne, unsure of himself and his culture. From Tunisia, Farah arrives to study the same course, full of energy and wholly at ease with her place in the world, curious and open. Ahmed falls deeply in love with Farah, and although literally overwhelmed with desire, he tries to resist it.

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

“Leyla Bouzid’s tour de force is her authentic portrayal of the many meanings of being Arab in France” – Valentine Fabre.