Halfaouine (Blu-ray)

Directed by : Ferid Boughedir
Available Date : 04/16/2019
Release Year : 1995
Running Time : 98
UPC : 738329236915
Country : Tunisia, Middle East, Africa (region)
Language: Arabic w/English subt.
Subject : Middle Eastern Studies
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Set against the sensual, erotic backdrop of modern Tunisia, renowned Arab critic-turned-filmmaker Ferid Boughedir's Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces is a bittersweet portait of a boy's sexual awakening.

Noura (Selim Boughedir, the director's nephew) is an inquisitive thirteen-year-old whose eyes are opened to his own sexual desires when he visits the local Turkish bathhouse with his mother. Gazing upon the spectacular array of unclothed women and girls, Noura begins to experience his first pangs of longing. But just as Noura is awakened to the pleasures of the fair sex, he risks being wrested from their tender, affectionate companionship and into the callous and rigid company of men.

A sensitive, comical look at the difficulty of growing up under the puritanical codes of Islam, Boughedir's film is also a rich, vibrant portait of the Arab neighborhood of Halfaouine, with its array of colorful and eccentric citizenry from whom Noura learns the complicated, often hypocritical ways of adulthood.

Product Extras :
  • THE PICNIC (1973), a short film by Férid Boughedir
  • Trailers
Publish Date : 2019-03-19
UV Canada Link : https://unobstructedview.com/halfaouine-boy-of-the-terrace-blu-ray-kin23691-web.html
  • Ferid Boughedir - Director
  • Mustapha Adouani - Actor
  • Rabia Ben Abdallah - Actor
  • Selim Boughedir - Actor


"A source of wonder. Exquistely sensual, packed with humor." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader

"Focuses very frankly on eroticism." - Michael Wilmington, The Chicago Tribune


Best Feature Film Chicago International Film Festival
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival

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