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 book 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.


Original title: Une histoire d’amour et de désir

Director: Leyla Bouzid

Country: France

Year: 2021

Length: 102′

Language: French

Subtitles: Spanish

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

Genre: Drama, Romance

Rating: B15 – Not suitable for audiences under 15 years old

Director’s Bio: Leyla Bouzid was born in Tunez. In 2003 she moved to Paris to study French Literature at the Sorbonne. Later she studied film direction at La Fémis. Her filmography includes the shorts Sbeh el Khir (2006), Zakaria (2013), and the feature As I Open My Eyes (2015). A tale of love and desire (2021) is her second feature film.



Sunday, December 5, Copa Airlines Theater, La Manzana de Santa Ana, 8:00 AM. Available in digital – VOD for Panama.


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