LaFrancophonie 2020: Arab Blues (Un Divan à Tunis)
Director: Manele Labidi
Starring: Golshifteh Farahani
Release Date: Tue 24 Nov 2020
Arab Blues is presented to mark the 50th anniversary of La Francophonie and it is presented in association with the embassies of La Francophonie represented in Ireland, the Alliance Française Network and Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs.
Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colourful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.
In this sophisticated comedy, Manele Labidi opens a fascinating window into modern Tunisia at a crossroads, with a story of contrasts, contradictions and culture clashes, full of vitality and humour.
Manele Labidi is a French-Tunisian screenwriter and director. She has written and directed the short film Une chambre à moi (2018). Arab Blues (2019) is her debut feature.
In French with English subtitles.