A handful of shifting, ephemeral stories of quests begins with a blind dervish and his granddaughter burrowing out from a sandstorm. A gazelle leads a prince to meditate, and a...
Bab'AzizA visual poem of incomparable beauty, this masterpiece from director Nacer Khemir (the third in the "Desert Trilogy") begins with the story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that...Watch Movie
The Dove's Lost NecklaceThis second feature in Nacer Khemir's "Desert Trilogy" is a visually ravishing folktale reminiscent of THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS. The story revolves around Hassan, who is studying Arabic calligraphy from a grand master. Coming across a fragment of manuscript, Hassan goes in...Watch Movie
Wanderers of the DesertA traveling writer and teller of fables, Nacer Khemir here applies his age-old skills to a narrative feature film, the first in his highly-regarded "Desert Trilogy" that includes THE DOVE'S LOST NECKLACE and BAB'AZIZ. Khemir creates an exotic world with WANDERERS OF THE DESERT...Watch Movie
Student Hassan’s quest to understand love begins with scripting the sixty words for love and stealing glances of maidens playing in a garden of fountains and pomegranate trees from his...
Marvelous production values. Sad ending for Hassan, but I guess this is not the end of his quest.
First of all, the girl is at the betrothal age, second of all her face wouldn't be showing. Third of all she wouldn't be talking.
What keeps me going back to international cinema is getting to see a place and time where I would never get to otherwise go. Mid-1980s Tunisia is one of those...