Um Conto de Amor e Desejo
Une histoire d’amour et de désir
França | 2021 | 102 min | Ficção | 16 anos
Direção: Leyla Bouzid
Roteiro: Leyla Bouzid
Fotografia: Sébastien Goepfert
Elenco: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Aurélia Petit, Mahia Zrouki, Bellamine Abdelmalek, Mathilde La Musse, Samir Elhakim, Sofia Lesaffre
Ahmed is a young French student of Algerian origin. Upon entering the literature course at the Sorbonne, he becomes the pride of his parents and the laughingstock of his colleagues from the periphery. When he discovers Arabic erotic literature in class and meets the seductive Farah, a Tunisian girl, he will be confronted with his Maghreb origins and have his first contact with love, passion and sex.
About the director
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 cinema at La Fémis. She directed her graduation film, Shudders, in 2011 and Zakaria in 2013. In 2015, her first feature film, As soon as I open my eyes, was awarded at the Venice Film Festival before being selected by several international festivals. A Story of Love and Desire is her second feature film.