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THE WEDDING SONG

Thu, Feb 18, 2010
at 7 PM (B3)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2010
at 9 PM (B3)
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THE WEDDING SONG

DIRECTOR: Karin Albou - TUNISIA

Karin Albou returns to the themes of her first film, La Petite Jerusalem (PIFF 30), in The Wedding Song, mapping the intersection of Jewish and Arab cultures and exploring female sexuality. Unfolding against the backdrop of the German occupation of Tunis in 1942, this sensual and sexually frank story centers around two teen friends, Jewish Myriam and Muslim Nour, who have long desired the other’s life. Although far more interested in love than war, both girls find historical circumstances affecting their wedding plans. The occupying Nazis demand “reparation payments” from the Tunisian Jews, which Myriam’s impoverished mother cannot pay. Out of options, she promises Myriam’s hand to wealthy, older doctor Raoul. Meanwhile, Nour is happily betrothed to her handsome cousin Khaled, but her father postpones the wedding until Khaled gets a job. Unfortunately, Khaled finds work with the Germans, helping to round up Tunisian Jews.

Filmography: La Petite Jerusalem (06).

85 Minutes    

Interests: Narrative Feature, French Language, Jewish.

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