My Favorite Fabric
Director: Gaya Jili
Country: France, Germany, Turkey
Duration: 96 min.\
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Awards: Nominated for Golden Camera and Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, 2018
Damascus, March 2011. In the midst of the rumblings of revolution, Nahla, a young woman of 25, is torn between her desires for freedom and to express her own identity, on the one hand, and her mother’s hopes of getting her family out of the country through an arranged marriage with Samir, a Syrian who has emigrated to the United States, on the other. However, Samir prefers her younger and more docile sister, Myriam. Consequently, Nahla grows closer to her new neighbor, Madame Jiji, who has just moved into her building in order to open a brothel.