AFFFF21: ARAB BLUES (Un divan Tunis) 88 mins

3995 AFFFF21: ARAB BLUES

Screening Sat 13 Mar - Mon 5 Apr at:

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Saturday, 13 March
1:30PM 
Sunday, 21 March
9:00PM 
Friday, 26 March
11:00AM 

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Thursday, 25 March
9:15PM 
Monday, 29 March
4:00PM 
Monday, 5 April
6:30PM 

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Friday, 19 March
11:00AM 

Having won over audiences at festivals around the world, including Toronto, London and Busan, it is time for Australia to bask in the glow of Arab Blues. Starring Golshifteh Farahani, whose international credits include Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies and Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, Arab Blues is a delightful fish-out-of-water comedy that will bring a smile to the face of anybody who has ever bumbled through the foibles of adjusting to a new culture.

Farahani plays Selma, a psychotherapist who, after living in Paris for most of her life, decides to return to her hometown in Tunisia to set up a new practice. The adjustment is not quite as smooth as Selma anticipates as many of the locals are suspicious about her approach to mental health. Nevertheless, Selma soon welcomes a steady flow of clients resulting in a hilarious series of larger-than-life encounters with the residents of the town, although she also comes to the attention of the local bureaucrats, who threaten to shut her down.

Arab Blues is a joyful and cathartic release, not unlike coming out of the therapist’s office, but with more laughs.