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WEDDING SONG, THE

France, 2008 (MIFF 2009, International Panorama)

Director: Karin Albou

WEDDING SONG, THE

“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.

D/S Karin Albou P Isabelle Pragier, Laurent Lavolé WS Pyramide International L French, Arabic w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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