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A Tale of Love and Desire (15)

SAFAR Film Festival

A young woman looks at a male companion in A Tale of Love and Desire

Ahmed, 18, French of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris.

At the university, he meets Farah, a young Tunisian girl, full of energy, who has just arrived in the city. While discovering a corpus of sensual and erotic Arabic literature he never imagined existed, Ahmed is torn between his physical urges, his cultural values and his poetic ideas of love.

France 2020 Dir Leyla Bouzid 103 min

In Arabic and French with English subtitles - this is a Hard of Hearing Captioned Screening

This title has been locally classified.

This film is presented in partnership with Birds Eye View Festival’s Reclaim the Frame x International project, in partnership with women’s film festivals around the world including Regards de Femmes in Tunisia, funded by the British Council’s International Collaboration Grants and by Film Hub London. 



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