Fri 12 Nov

A Tale of Love and Desire

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series

29th French Film Festival

Une Histoire d’amour et de désir

102 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 2021 | dir. Leyla Bouzid, with Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong Keba-Tacu, Aurelia Petit, Mahia Zrouki

Warm, passionate and sexy in a well-read kind of way” – ScreenDaily

Ahmed (Sami Outabali from Sex Education), an 18-year-old French literature student of Algerian descent, is bright, reserved, enthusiastic, and particularly shy with girls. At the Sorbonne, Ahmed meets Farah (Zbeida Belhajamor), a young Tunisian girl full of energy, who just arrived in Paris. While discovering a collection of sensual and erotic Arab literature he never imagined existed through Farah, Ahmed falls head over heels in love with her. Although overwhelmed with desire, he will try to resist it. Bouzid cleverly explores the relationship between language, literature, and love, as well as the inner tensions that accompany the awakening of sexual desire.

Tue 9 Nov 5.50pm
Fri 12 Nov 8.35pm

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