Arab Blues

Un divan à Tunis (N/C 12+)

Dir Manele Labidi

Golshifteh Farahani stars as radiant yet tough Selma, a Tunis-born psychoanalyst who, having lived in Paris since age 10, has returned to Tunisia to set up a practice in a country where people habitually talk like crazy but not to mental health professionals. Via a colourful array of characters still finding their bearings post-Arab Spring, first-time writer-director Manele Labidi packs in a lot of affectionate observations, all set to an original retro-jazzy electric guitar-based score.

Cast Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Aïcha Ben Miled, Feriel Chamari, Hichem Yacoubi, Najoua Zouhair, Jamel Sassi, Ramla Ayar
Director Manele Labidi | 2019 | France | 88 mins | Int sales MK2 Films / Print IFcinéma

“Culture-clash comedy… a dose of absurdity and some gentle social commentary.”

– Eye for Film –