A TALE OF LOVE AND DESIRE
While studying sensual Arab literature, a repressed student begins to fall for a beguiling young woman, forcing him to question his identity and listen to his desires.
At university, French-Algerian Ahmed (Sami Outalbali), who grew up in the working-class suburbs of Paris, meets Farah (Zbeida Belhajamor), a new arrival from Tunisia. While their connection is immediate, the two are fundamentally different. Farah is an irrepressible free spirit, determined to live life to its fullest and enjoy her years in Paris. Ahmed, on the other hand, is from a more conservative background, and feels the weight of his family’s expectations on his shoulders. In the ravishing and frequently erotic language of the medieval Arabic literature that he studies in class, Ahmed recognizes a reflection of his own yearnings. Yet as he starts to fall in love with Farah, Ahmed tries to suppress the feeling, afraid to give into his impulses. Sensitively exploring the intersection of sex and love from the rarely seen perspective of the Arab experience, Leyla Bouzid’s sexy and seductive sophomore feature is a thoughtful, sexy coming-of-age story.
CAST: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Aurélia Petit
All sales are final. Admission is not guaranteed after scheduled start time.
CLICK HERE to return to the complete 30th Philadelphia Film Festival schedule.
A Note on Health & Safety
As of September 1, PFS will require masking as well as proof of vaccination at the Film Center & PFS Bourse.
Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include your CDC record/card or a picture of the vaccination card along with photo I.D.
Masks are required at all times except when eating or drinking in the theater. Children under the age of 12 are currently exempt from this requirement.
Click HERE for all of our health and safety regulations.
Screenings at the Drive-In are ONLINE SALES ONLY. Operations will be check-in only, no box office sales at all will be conducted on site.
Tickets can be purchase up to the published showtime online.
Please make sure to have a confirmation email and/or printed ticket with you for check in.
All screenings are rain or shine unless weather is determined to be too dangerous by management.
The PFS Drive-In will strictly adhere to City-approved safety guidelines for drive-ins – click HERE to read the full list of approved guidelines & Restrictions.