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Une histoire d’amour et de désir

A Tale of Love and Desire

/ Una historia de amor y deseo

Leyla Bouzid
Francia
 - 2021
2nd film
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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 collection of sensual and erotic Arab literature he never imagined existed, Ahmed falls head over heels in love with Farah, and although literally overwhelmed with desire, he will try to resist it.

Leyla Bouzid

Leyla Bouzid, was born in 1984 in Tunis, where she grew up. In 2003, she left for Paris to study French literature at the Sorbonne before studying filmmaking at La Fémis. In 2006 she co-directed her first short film, ‘Sbeh el Khir’, which was followed by her graduation film, ‘Shudders’, which she shot in her country of origin a few months before the revolution. Her next film was ‘Zakaria’ (2013), a short film shot in southern France with non-professional actors. In 2015, her first feature film, ‘As I Open My Eyes’, was awarded at the Venice Film Festival before being selected by Seminci to screen in the Meeting Point section. ‘A Tale of Love and Desire’ is her second feature film.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Leyla Bouzid
SCREENPLAY
Leyla Bouzid
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sébastien Goepfert
EDITOR
Lilian Corbeille
SOUND
Nassim El Mounabbih, Antoine Baudouin, Niels Barletta
MÚSIC
Lucas Gaudin
PRODUCED BY
Sandra da Fonseca, Bertrand Gore, Nathalie Mesuret
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Blue Monday Productions, ARTE France Cinéma
CAST
Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Aurélia Petit, Mahia Zrouki, Bellamine Abdelmalek, Mathilde Lamusse, Samir Elhakim
RUNNING TIME
102 min.
FORMAT
Color
TIPE
Largometraje
COUNTRY
Francia
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2021
CONTACT
Pyramide International
+33 680 577 287
IN SPAIN
Flamingo Films
+34 635374166

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