Halal Love (and Sex) / Assad Fouladkar

Halal Love (and Sex) / Assad Fouladkar


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..."

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