Lebanese American University

New York Academic Center

Film Screening: “Halal Love”

Oct 28, 2016 6:30 PM
LAU New York


Co-sponsored with The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York and The Arabian Sights Film Festival 

Halal Love, a comedy by Assad Fouladkar, is the story of three individual but intertwined stories in which devout Beiruti Muslims try to manage their love lives and desires without breaking any of their religion’s rules. Awatef, middle aged mom of two girls, is recruiting a second wife to help her satisfy her overly loving husband. The young and excessively jealous Mokhtar needs to find his ex-wife another man to be able to marry her again - for the fourth time. Loubna, freshly divorced, can finally marry her true love, but on a short-term contract only since he has a family.

 Assad Fouladkar was born in Lebanon, studied filmmaking at Boston University, and lived for a few years in  Australia before returning to Lebanon. His first feature film, When Maryam Spoke  Out (2001), was the Lebanese  official entry to the Academy Awards. More recently, Assad has been living Egypt directing what has become the  most  successful sitcom in the Arab region, Ragel  w 6 Sittat (A Man and 6 Ladies). Halal Love (and Sex) was  nominated for the Big Screen Award at Rotterdam, and was part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at  Sundance. Fouladkar serves as a part-time instructor at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, where he teaches filmmaking.

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