Thu 10 - Sun 20 Jun

Arab Blues

Cert. 12A

Festivals & Series

Un Divan à Tunis

88 mins

FRA | 2019 | dir. Manele Labidi with Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Aïcha Ben Miled, Feriel Chamari, Hichem Yacoubi, Najoua Zouhair, Jamel Sassi, Ramla Ayari

“Culture-clash comedy … a dose of absurdity and some gentle social commentary”. Eye for Film

Golshifteh Farahani stars as radiant yet tough Selma, a Tunis-born psychoanalyst who, having lived in Paris since age ten, has returned to Tunisia to set up a practice in a country where people habitually talk like crazy but not to mental health professionals. Via a colourful array of characters still finding their bearings post-Arab Spring, first-time writer-director Manele Labidi packs in a lot of affectionate observations, all set to an original retro-jazzy electric guitar-based score.

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