Love in the Medina

Love in the Medina  {Jnah L’wa; Les Ailes de L’Amour}
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Sunday, January 08, 7:00 PM
Palm Springs Regal 9
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Tuesday, January 10, 10:00 AM
Annenberg Auditorium
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Saturday, January 14, 4:00 PM
Palm Springs High School
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Love in the Medina
Jnah L’wa; Les Ailes de L’Amour
Morocco, 2011, 113 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: African Interest, Drama, Erotic, Middle East, Sex
Program: Arabian Nights
Language: Arabic English Sub-Titles

The rebellious scion of a conservative family with a lineage of honorable Koranic lawyers, Thami (Moroccan heartthrob Omar Lotfi) enrages, disappoints and insults his father by choosing to pursue a career as a butcher. Then he surprises him by succeeding. Money, his own shop, the respect of his neighbors…Thami wins it all by knowing his way around a piece of meat. There’s only one thing that Thami loves more, and that’s women. He uses his increased independence to seduce the fairer customers who enter his shop. Women represent Thami’s liberty from a hierarchical, rule-obsessed society, but they’re also constantly threatening his reputation, financial stability, and clean police record. There are one-night-stands, flings, lasting liaisons, a frigid arranged marriage, but towering over them all is his great love, Zineb, the young second wife of an elderly military man. Adapted from the best-selling novel Choice Cuts, this colorful melodrama provides a journey of initiation, a quest for freedom… a revolution of romance!

Director Abdelhaï Laraki is expected to attend both the 1/8 and 1/10 screenings.

DIRECTOR: Abdelhaï Laraki
Producer: Caroline Locardi, Zaïneb Laraki
Editor: Marie Castro
Screenwriter: AbdelhaïLaraki, Violaine Bellet
Cinematographer: Roberta Allegrini
Music: Richard Horowitz
Principal Cast: Omar Lotfi, Ouidad Elma, Driss Rokh, Amal Ayouch
Filmography: Parfum de Mer (2006), Mona Saber (2002)
Print Source: Zenzero Films -

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