*Nominated, Golden Spike - 1996 Valladolid International Film Festival
Set in 1967, A Summer in La Goulette examines a time when Muslims, Jews and Catholics lived together in harmony as neighbors. Youssef (a Muslim), Jojo (a Jew) and Giuseppe (a Catholic) are best of friends until each of their daughters swears to lose their virginity by a certain date. To make matters worse, each daughter sets her sights on a boy of a different religion, thus challenging an inviolable taboo and causing a rift between their fathers. As the families resolve their differences, the Six Day War breaks out in the Middle East, which will divide Jews and Arabs the world over.
In Arabic, French & Italian with English Subtitles.
"A snaphot, a memoir, of a people, a way of life and a time that no longer exist." -- - Liz Braun, Toronto Sun
"A wonderfully sly comedy full of warmth, wit and an exuberant love of pleasure." -- - San Francisco International Film Festival
"Smart and sensuous." -- - Cameron Bailey, NOW Magazine