Un été à La Goulette (A Summer in La Goulette) (Tunisia: 1996)

Director

Férid Boughedir

Cast list

Sonia Mankaï

Ava Cohen-Jonathan

Sarah Pariente

Mustapha Adouani

Guy Nataf

Ivo Salerno

Gamil Ratib

Credits

Marsa Films-Producer

Nouri Bouzid-Writer

Synopsis

The film is a drama following three young seventeen-year-old girls; one Arab, one Catholic, and one Jewish. The girls yearn for their first sexual experience, much to the dismay of their fathers. Their fathers have been friends for many years, but underneath their bond lays a strong tension due to their ethnic origins. Trouble ensues when the girls choose to toy with men outside their religions.

Reviews

Ashley Ratcliff,  Summer In Goulette, A DVD Review, Home Media Magazine (online magazine)

Thomas Ringdal, A Summer in La Goulette, Letterboxd (online magazine)

Academic Articles

Bourguiba’s sons: Melancholy Manhood in Modern Tunisian Cinema by Nouri Gana. The Journal of North African Studies. Vol. 15, issue 1, 2010. pp. 8-12.

Cinemas of the Maghreb by Roy Armes. Black Camera, Vol. 1, Winter 2009. pp. 5-29.

Hisotry of Arab Cinema by Mostafa Messnaoul. Contemporary Arab Affairs, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2014. pp. 195-208

Postcolonial Images: Studies in North African Film by Roy Armes. Indiana University Press, 2005. pp. 132-141.

The Cinema of Small Nations by Mette Hjort. Edinburgh University Press, 2007. pp.213-226

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