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A Tale Of Love and Desire + We Wrote in Symbols 18

Screened in partnership with T A P E
Screened in partnership with Reclaim The Frame
Leyla Bouzid, Tunisia, France , 2021, 102m.

T A P E and Reclaim The Frame present Found In Translation: A Tale Of Love and Desire + We Wrote In Symbols.


A Tale Of Love and Desire written and directed by Leyla Bouzid, will be paired with We Wrote In Symbols editor Selma Dabbagh in conversation with Bella Barkett (Habibi Collective, Shasha Movies).


SDH captions and the conversation will be live captioned.


A Tale of Love (Leyla Bouzid)

A Tale of Love and Desire follows Ahmed (Sami Outalbali), a 18-year old French-Algerian, who meets Farah, a young Tunisian girl. One born in France, and the other in Tunisia the result is an identity questioning culture clash. In their lessons about Arab literature Ahmed discovered more than just a collection of sensual and erotic tales as he tries to resist the desire he feels for Farah.


About Found In Translation:

T A P E presents a season of special screenings and events celebrating the incredible work of Isabel Sandoval, US-based Filipina filmmaker and actress, and Tunisian screenwriter-director Leyla Bouzid. We will be screening two of their recent films: Lingua Franca and A Tale of Love and Desire as part of 12 special events that will be presented in partnership with writers and poetry collectives in venues across the UK.


Found in Translation is made 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.


About Reclaim The Frame x International

Reclaim the Frame x International, aims to support culturally diverse women & non-binary filmmakers from 5+ countries through the circulation of works, collaboration and a professional development programme. With the shared mission to increase gender diversity and inclusion in cinema, Birds Eye View (UK) and Regards de femmes: festival international de film de femmes (Tunisia) are part of a a network which advocates and builds audiences for films by women & non-binary creatives.


British Council’s International Collaboration Grants aim to support UK and overseas cultural partnerships to develop digital, face-to-face and hybrid artistic projects.


Reclaim The Frame x International is funded by the British Council’s International Collaboration Grants, which are deThe screening is also supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.     signed to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate on international arts projects.


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