Director: Karin Albou
“A bold, very carnal take on adolescent female bonding.” - Variety
In 1942 in Tunisia, two teenage girls struggle to hold their friendship together in the face of cultural differences and emerging sexuality, amid the turmoil of World War II.
Nour, a Muslim, and Myriam, a Jew, find politics and family increasingly encroach on their freedom. Becoming resentful of each other - Myriam jealous of Nour's arranged marriage, Nour wishing she were allowed the education afforded to Myriam - the girls begin to grow apart, only then realising just how much they need each other.
Shot in a gorgeous palate of greys and blues, The Wedding Song is a compelling exploration of female sexuality and Jewish and Arab culture and religion that stylistically recalls the early films of Catherine Breillat and Claire Denis.
“Smoother than the finest liquor, reminds viewers how rarely movies capture the easygoing love embodied in a functional family, with all its support and tenderness.” - Variety ... Claire Denis (B… More »
“By far the most visually beautiful film in this year's programme… perfectly evoking the Soviet films of the period.” - IndieWIRE ... A doctor working with the first group of cosmonauts in… More »
“Kormákur's most assured and ambitious film to date.” - Toronto Film Festival ... Actor-director Baltasar Kormákur (Jar City, MIFF 08) calls his modernised version of Anton Chekhov's play Ivano… More »
“It's a taut, complex thriller, but beware: in Flame & Citron, truth is far bleaker than fiction.” - Independent ... Copenhagen 1944. As the war winds down, it seems the Nazi regime's days are nu… More »
Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, 2008
“There's something of late period Woody Allen about Empty Nest's combination of tricksy plot structure, writerly self-consciousness and intelligent romantic comedy with a bitter edge.” - Screen I… More »