Una historia de amor y deseo

Leyla Bouzid

Focus France, Tunisia 102 min Catalan premiere Fiction


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 corpus of sensual and erotic Arabic literature he never imagined existed, Ahmed falls deep in love with Farah, and although literally overwhelmed with desire, he will try to resist it.


LoveEuropean CinemaFrench CinemaComing-of-ageFemale DirectorLiteratureReligionSex


Leyla Bouzid

She grew up in Tunis and, in 2003, she went to Paris to study French literature at the Sorbonne, and then joined La Fémis’ Directing department. After several award winning short films, Leyla directed in 2015 her first feature film, As I Open My Eyes. The film was presented at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, before winning more than forty international awards and achieving success during its simultaneous theatrical release in France and Tunisia. A Tale of Love and Desire is her second feature film.

Filmography: Una historia de amor y deseo (2021, D'A 2022), À peine j'ouvre les yeux (2015), Zakaria (short, 2013), Gamine (short, 2013), Mkhobbi Fi Kobba (short, 2012), Un ange passe (short, 2010)

Leyla Bouzid

Film information

Int. title: Une histoire d'amour et de désir
Director: Leyla Bouzid
Script: Leyla Bouzid
Contact: Flamingo Films
With: Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Aurélia Petit, Mahia Zrouki, Bellamine Abdelmalek, Mathilde La Musse, Samir Elhakim, Khemissa Zarouel, Sofia Lesaffre
Country: France, Tunisia
Year: 2021
Format: DCP
Length: 102 min
Language: French, Arabian
Subtitles: Spanish


14/05/2022 - 20:00h
Filmoteca de Catalunya


Una historia de amor y deseo