Safar Arab Film Festival: A Tale of Love and Desire (15)

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Safar Arab Film Festival: A Tale of Love and Desire (15)

Saturday 9th July 2022

Dir. Leyla Bouzid, France, 2020, 103 mins, subtitled. Cast. Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu.

Ahmed, 18, French of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris. At university, he meets Farah, a young Tunisian girl, full of energy, who has just arrived in Paris. While discovering a corpus of sensual and erotic Arabic literature he never imagined existed, Ahmed falls deep in love with Farah, and although overwhelmed with desire, he will try to resist it.

Safar Arab Film Festival

The SAFAR Film Festival is the only festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. Founded in 2012, SAFAR offers a unique space for audiences to explore and celebrate Arab cinema past, present, and future.

Curated by Rabih El-Khoury, this year’s theme, The Stories We Tell in Arab Cinema, invites you to go back to the very essence of filmmaking: storytelling. Featuring UK premieres, new releases and classics, the film selection explores the devices used by Arab filmmakers to push cinematic boundaries, reclaim overlooked histories, and present new perspectives to audiences both at home and abroad. It sees controversial characters run amok and experimentations in form blend the traditional with the radical. Period pieces bring colonial traumas to the global stage and social issues are inspected through surreal and fantastical lenses.

PAC is delighted to be a partner this year and we have selected three films from the festival to bring to Plymouth for the first time.

Saturday 2 July, 5.30pm: The Gravedigger’s Wife
Saturday 9 July, 5.30pm: A Tale of Love and Desire
Saturday 16 July, 5pm: Miguel’s War


Full price tickets £5 | Under 25, Students, Unwaged and PCA Staff tickets £4

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