50 Years of La Francophonie 2020: Online Screening of Arab Blues (Un Divan à Tunis)

This special screening of Arab Blues (Un Divan à Tunis) by Manele Labidi is presented to mark the 50th anniversary of La Francophonie and to highlight the importance of linguistic & cultural diversity.

It is presented in association with the embassies of La Francophonie represented in Ireland, the Alliance Française Network, the Cork International Film Festival and Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs.

Arab Blues (Un Divan à Tunis)

Tues 24 Nov, 7pm – Sat 28 Nov | Online | Free But Ticketed


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2019 | comedy. drama | France | 88’ | Color | French with English subtitles

Directed by Manele Labidi

Cast : Golshifteh Farahani

Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colourful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.

In this sophisticated comedy, Manele Labidi opens a fascinating window into modern Tunisia at a crossroads, with a story of contrasts, contradictions and culture clashes, full of vitality and humour.

Manele Labidi is a French-Tunisian screenwriter and director. She has written and directed the short film Une chambre à moi (2018). Arab Blues (2019) is her debut feature.


ARAB BLUES (Trailer) from filmswelike on Vimeo.

This event is presented with the generous contributions of the Embassies of the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates and Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs; the Alliance Française and Cork International Film Festival.

Find out more on the free Francophonie events in Ireland in November 2020: https://ie.ambafrance.org/Film-Literature-let-s-celebrate-50-Years-of-La-Francophonie