The San Diego Arab Film Festival is a project of KARAMA

My Favorite Fabric

Director: Gaya Jili

Country: France, Germany, Turkey

Year: 2018

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.

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