Darkly hilarious tale of a Moroccan-Dutch man coming out to his family after years of keeping up appearances
Having spent decades hiding his sexuality from his family, Moroccan-Dutch Karim decides to come clean after his father catches him in bed with a man. What follows is a series of darkly hilarious and unflinchingly frank conversations between Karim, his brother, and their parents, as the family is finally forced to confront the truths that have so long been avoided. As Karim journeys to move through his isolation, he turns the tables and tries to break an ingrained culture of silence, with hilarious results.
Navigating themes of family dynamics, cultural taboos, and self-acceptance, director Shariff Nasr’s ingenious EL HOUB – THE LOVE is at once an uproarious comedy and a heartbreaking, can’t-miss drama.
Presented in partnership with the Arab Film and Media Institute
Shariff Nasr, Philip Delmaar, Fahd Larhzaoui (screenplay contribution) | Tofik Dibi (screenplay contribution) | Sahil Amar Aissa (screenplay contribution)
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