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A Tale of Love and Desire

The film follows Ahmed (Sami Outalbali), an 18-year-old French Algerian who meets Farah, a young Tunisian woman. 

In their lessons about Arab literature, Ahmed discovers more than just a collection of sensual and erotic Arab literature as he tries to resist the desire he feels for Farah.


Leyla Bouzid


Leyla Bouzid, 

Marie-Sophie Chambon




Altitude Film Distribution



Reclaim The Frame x International in collaboration with T A P E collective

Screening + Reading from Selma Dabbagh (Ed. We Wrote In Symbols)

27 Jan 2023

(Une Histoire d’Amour et de Désir) 

A Tale of Love and Desire will be presented with Descriptive Subtitles (SDH)

Reclaim The Frame x International is funded by the British Council’s International Collaboration Grants, with event support from Film Hub London.

This screening is also part of T A P E’s Found in Translation, which is possible with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.

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