giovedì 23 maggio 2013

The Battle of the Sexes and Cannes Film Festival

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is a 2011 French drama-comedy film directed by Radu Mihăileanu, starring Leïla Bekhti and Hafsia Herzi.

This dramatic comedy, which was in competition at the Cannes International Film Festival 2011, is set in a remote village in the Artas Mountains of Morocco, the story talks about women, young and old, who fetch water from a distant well far from their village into the arid mountains, while their men sit and watch the world go by. Frustrated by this, a young bride, played by the French-Algerian actress Leila Bekhti, works on her entourage, and urges the other women to strike: No more sex until their men go to work.

The director noted that the release of his film coincides with the massive protests of the Arab Spring. “Revolution isn’t just about the political movement on the streets,” he said, “but how things are at home — and how customs and attitudes need to be shaken up. To have real social equality, democracy has to happen in the home... This is where it starts.

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