Une histoire d'amour et de désir

A Tale of Love and Desire
Director
Leyla Bouzid
Country
France
Year
2021
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Leyla Bouzid
Cast
Zbeida Belhajamor, Sami Outalbali, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Aurélia Petit, Mahia Zrouki, Belek Abdelmalek, Mathilde La Musse, Samir El Hakim, Khemissa Zarouel, Sofia Lesaffre
Production
Blue Monday Productions, ARTE France Cinéma

Storyline

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.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2021
Critics' Week - Special Screenings
Festival Internacional de Cinema d'Autor de Barcelona (D'A) 2022
Focus Critics' Week

César 2022
Best new actor (Sami Outalbadi).