A Tale of Love and Desire
Follows Ahmed, an 18-year old, French of Algerian origin, who meets Farah, a young Tunisian girl. He discovers a collection of sensual and erotic Arab literature and falls in love with Farah and he tries to resist the desire.
Screenplay: Leyla Bouzid
Cinematography: Sébastien Goepfert
Editing: Lilian Corbeille
Cast: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Samir Elhakim, Diong-Kéba Tacu
Production: Blue Monday Productions, Pyramide International
Born in Tunisia in 1984. Studied French literature at the Sorbonne, where she joined La Fémis’ Directing department. After working on several award winning short films, she directed her debut feature, “As I Open My Eyes” in 2015. The film was presented at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, before winning more than forty international awards and achieving success during its simultaneous theatrical release in France and Tunisia. “A Tale Of Love And Desire” is her second feature film.
France, Tunisia, Algeria
Fiction, 2021, Color, 103 min