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Mon tissu préféré
Archived: Mon tissu préféré - My Favorite Fabric (2018)

director: Gaya Jiji

composer: Peer Kleinschmidt
With: Metin Akdülger, Manal Issa, Gaya Jiji, a.o.

duration: 96 minutes
Drama, Youth / Coming-Of-Age

Official Selection - Global Cinema
Film Fest Gent - Mon tissu préféré

"Damascus, Spring 2011. It's the early stages of the revolution. 25-year-old Nahla is torn between her desire for freedom and the hope of leaving the country thanks to her arranged marriage with Samir, a Syrian expatriate in the USA. When he chooses her younger, more docile sister Myriam, Nahla finds refuge at her neighbor's, the mysterious Ms Jiji." (Cineuropa)

"There's a strong feminine energy in most frames yet the film is anything but girly or complacent. Commentary overheard on radio and TV hints at what we know but the characters can only guess - that Syria is headed toward horrible circumstances nobody would choose to endure." (Screen Daily)


director: Gaya Jiji
composer: Peer Kleinschmidt
producer: Laurent Lavolé
screenplay: Zoé Galeron, Gaya Jiji, Eiji Yamazaki
Cinematography: Antoine Héberlé

production company: Gloria Films

More info

dialogue: Arabic
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: France - Germany - Turkey
year: 2018


GAYA JIJI: Matin, midi, soir... et matin (2011, short), Mon tissu préféré (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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