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Films & Schedules - Dunya & Desie

Sat, Feb 7, 2009
at 8:45 PM (B1)

Sun, Feb 8, 2009
at 7 PM (B4)

Mon, Feb 9, 2009
at 8:30 PM (B4)

Dunya & Desie

DIRECTOR: Dana Nechushtan - Netherlands

A spin-off of an award-winning TV series of the same name, this warm-hearted and upbeat film catches up with best friends Dunya (Moroccan-born, Muslim and conservative) and Desie (Dutch, outgoing and fond of skimpy clothes) at age 18.  To her chagrin, Dunya's parents are taking her to Morocco for an arranged marriage.  Meanwhile, Desie faces a very different problem: she's pregnant.  When Desie learns that her estranged father lives in Morocco, a spontaneous cross-cultural road trip ensues, as the two friends attempt to navigate familial expectations and learn what it means to straddle two worlds. "Sunny and clever, never preachy, the story is appealing to teen and adult audiences alike; a fresh look at being a girl in the modern world." --Edinburgh Film Festival.  This year's Dutch submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Selected Filmography: Total Loss (00), Sacrificed (05), Night Run (06).

B4     100 Minutes    

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