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Much Loved

NABIL AYOUCH
Morocco, France, 2015
103 minutes, Color
Official website

Much Loved masterfully unveils the melancholy and solitude of sex workers Noha, Randa, Soukaina, and Hlima. Offering pleasure and fantasy to rich Saudis, Emiratis, and European tourists, these women are loved by no one—but together they form a makeshift family to share their everyday woes and joys and protect each other. They support their families, who are ashamed of them; they bribe the nightclub bouncers, the bar owners, and the police; and they are at the center of the nightlife's underground economy, dangerously close to the heart of its violence. Boldly and evocatively transgressive, the film marks a milestone in the emancipation of Arab cinema from the prevailing hypocrisy and prejudice shrouding the issue of prostitution. Nabil Ayouch's feat is multifold; not only has he defied censorship and self-censorship, he has also honored the resilience and dignity of women casually cast away from society.—Toronto International Film Festival

In Arabic and French with English subtitles

Much Loved

NABIL AYOUCH
Morocco, France, 2015
103 minutes, Color
Official website

Much Loved masterfully unveils the melancholy and solitude of sex workers Noha, Randa, Soukaina, and Hlima. Offering pleasure and fantasy to rich Saudis, Emiratis, and European tourists, these women are loved by no one--but together they form a makeshift family to share their everyday woes and joys and protect each other. They support their families, who are ashamed of them; they bribe the nightclub bouncers, the bar owners, and the police; and they are at the center of the nightlife's underground economy, dangerously close to the heart of its violence. Boldly and evocatively transgressive, the film marks a milestone in the emancipation of Arab cinema from the prevailing hypocrisy and prejudice shrouding the issue of prostitution. Nabil Ayouch's feat is multifold; not only has he defied censorship and self-censorship, he has also honored the resilience and dignity of women casually cast away from society.--Toronto International Film Festival

In Arabic and French with English subtitles


Saturday, April 16
6:45 PM
$13.00
Sunday, April 17
3:00 PM
$13.00