Halfaouine (Blu-ray)

Directed by Ferid Boughedir

Release Year: 1995
Running Time: 98
UPC: 7 38329 23691 5
Color Type: Color
Country: Tunisia, Middle East, Africa (region)
Language: Arabic w/English subt.
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Cast
Mustapha Adouani
Rabia Ben Abdallah
Selim Boughedir

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Directed by Ferid Boughedir

Set against the sensual, erotic backdrop of modern Tunisia, renowned Arab critic-turned-filmmaker Ferid Boughedir's Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces is a bittersweet portait of a boy's sexual awakening.

Noura (Selim Boughedir, the director's nephew) is an inquisitive thirteen-year-old whose eyes are opened to his own sexual desires when he visits the local Turkish bathhouse with his mother. Gazing upon the spectacular array of unclothed women and girls, Noura begins to experience his first pangs of longing. But just as Noura is awakened to the pleasures of the fair sex, he risks being wrested from their tender, affectionate companionship and into the callous and rigid company of men.

A sensitive, comical look at the difficulty of growing up under the puritanical codes of Islam, Boughedir's film is also a rich, vibrant portait of the Arab neighborhood of Halfaouine, with its array of colorful and eccentric citizenry from whom Noura learns the complicated, often hypocritical ways of adulthood.


Blu-ray Extras Include:
  • THE PICNIC (1973), a short film by Férid Boughedir
  • Trailers

"A source of wonder. Exquistely sensual, packed with humor." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader

"Focuses very frankly on eroticism." - Michael Wilmington, The Chicago Tribune

  • Best Feature Film Chicago International Film Festival
    Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival


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