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Zizou (New York Premiere)

May 6, 3:45 pm

Zizou

Director: Férid Boughedir
Country: Tunisia/France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 99 min.
Language: Arabic and French with English subtitles

Genre: Comedy

In Boughedir’s tale of an unlikely hero, young college graduate Aziz, nicknamed “Zizou,” leaves his village on the border of Sahara for the capital in quest of a job. After he becomes a satellite-dish installer, interacting with people from all walks of life, he falls madly in love with a young woman who has ties to a mafia group working closely with the governmental regime. His quest to set her free becomes his reason for living, and he proceeds unconsciously into the growing tide of a revolution about to wash over Tunisia.

In Boughedir’s tale of an unlikely hero, young college graduate Aziz, nicknamed “Zizou,” leaves his village on the border of Sahara for the capital in quest of a job.

 

Co-presented with Alwan for the Arts.

(Q&A with Férid Boughedir)

Also screening Monday, May 8, 4:30pm

Venue:

Film Society of Lincoln Center – Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

144 W. 65th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States