Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

A Tale of Love and Desire
(Une histoire d'amour et de désir)

Year: 2021
Country: FRANCE
Language: French
Run Time: 103 minutes

A Tale of Love and Desire
A Tale of Love and Desire
A Tale of Love and Desire
A Tale of Love and Desire

The title really does say it all. A TALE OF LOVE AND DESIRE follows Ahmed and Farah, who meet at the Sorbonne. Ahmed is immediately attracted to Farah, but he is hindered by his culture and lack of experience. Farah is everything Ahmed isn’t; she’s outgoing and outspoken, has a sense of adventure, and is eager to explore Paris. The pair have a meet-cute on the metro, and so begins their story of will they or won’t they. Ahmed and Farah’s chemistry explodes off the screen, so much so that we want to savor every second we see them together. Filled with stolen glances, swoon-worthy moments, and so much sexual tension, there is no doubt every viewer will be at the edge of their seat wanting more. —N.A.

CIFF46 Screenings

Connor Palace

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 4:50 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competitions
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Leila Bouzid

Producer
Sandra da Fonseca

Screenwriting
Leyla Bouzid

Cinematography
Sébastien Goepfert

Editing
Lilian Corbeille

Principal Cast
Sami Outalbali, Zbeida Belhajamor, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Aurélia Petit

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