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Halal Love (and Sex)

  • Jacob Burns Film Center 364 Manville Road Pleasantville, NY, 10570 United States (map)

Movie will be followed by a conversation with the director (via Skype)

Three individual, intertwined stories, in which devout Beiruti Muslims try to manage their love, lives and desires without breaking any of their religion’s rules.

Awatef, the middle-aged mom of two girls, wants to recruit a second wife to help her satisfy her overly loving husband's desires.

The young and excessively jealous Mokhtar, needs to find his ex-wife another man in order to marry her again - after already having divorced her three times.  

Loubna, freshly divorced, can finally marry her true love, but on a short-term contract only, since he has a family.


Director: Assad Fouladkar


  • Sundance 2016, World Cinema Dramatic Competition
  • Rotterdam 2016
  • Dubai 2015, Arabian Nights

RT: 94 mins



Variety: "A brightly assembled, pleasantly diverting farce from Lebanon-born, Egypt-based helmer-writer Assad Fouladkar."

ScreenDaily:  "Assad Fouladkar has made a light, joyful film about love and its many, messy forms..."

Earlier Event: September 15
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Later Event: September 16
3000 Nights