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SFFS Screen Presents: The Wedding Song
Date Friday October 09
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
1881 Post Street
San Francisco, Ca 94115
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorCori
Emailcheimer [at] sffs.org
SFFS Screen Presents: THE WEDDING SONG
Showing October 9-15
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
(1881 Post st and Fillmore st)

1942 Tunis: Against the Allied bombs and the goosesteps of the Nazi occupiers, two teenage girlfriends—one Muslim, the other Jewish—cling to the bond they’ve shared since childhood. Between these two, there are no secrets. In her bold second feature, Karin Albou returns to the themes of her first, La Petite Jerusalem: mapping the intersection of Jewish and Arab cultures and exploring female sexuality. Nour (Olympe Borval) is engaged to handsome Khaled, a physical attraction that Myriam (Lizzie Brocheré) takes vicarious pleasure in abetting. Myriam, for her part, has opportunity Nour lacks, namely an education, until the outspoken girl gets herself expelled from school. Outside the female quarters of home and hammam, the world shared by Jews and Arabs is being split by German promises of liberation—they’ll rid Tunis of the French and the Jews. Myriam and her mother Tita (played by director Albou) are no longer safe, and Tita attempts to marry her reluctant daughter to a wealthy doctor to save them both. How thoroughly Jewish and Arab female worlds are merged is evident in the elaborate, intimate preparation of the bride for her wedding night, “Oriental style”; how thoroughly politics have infused the personal is evidenced by what happens after the wedding. Marriage, like friendship, becomes a test of ethics and courage. —Judy Bloch, SFJFF

(100 min, in French and Arabic with English subtitles)

Tickets $8-$14
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