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Paris, La Sorbonne. Ahmed and Farah are attending in the same lecture. This semester, they have chosen to study classical Arabic literature. Ahmed is of Algerian origin and grew up in the suburbs of Paris. When he arrives at university, he discovers the eroticism within 12th century Arabic literature. Farah, an emancipated young woman, has just arrived from Tunisia to continue her studies. UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR ET DE DÉSIR (A TALE OF LOVE AND DESIRE) looms large, highlighting a certain masculine fragility in the face of desire. In her second feature film, Tunisian director Leyla Bouzid brings the fate of two people together, raising questions about the emancipation of desire and the diversity of Arab cultures.



In cooperation with: stimmen afrikas, Institut francais Köln

UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR ET DE DÉSIR Direction: Leyla Bouzid, DCP, OF m. engl. UT, 103 min