A TALE OF LOVE AND DESIRE
Presented in collaboration with Calgary Arab Arts & Culture Society (CAACS)
2021, 1h 42m, France / Tunisia
Director: Leyla Bouzid
Cast: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu
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 Paris. While discovering a corpus of sensual and erotic Arabic literature he never imagined existed, Ahmed falls deep in love with Farah, and although literally overwhelmed with desire, he will try to resist it. Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival (Critics’ Week, Closing Film), Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London IFF 2021.
All films at CEFF are presented in their original language with English subtitles.
Globe Cinema: Saturday, November 5 at 5:00 pm (Cinema 2)