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El Houb - The Love

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A quiet, ambitious and commanding exploration of a Moroccan-Dutch man’s life at a crossroads when his conservative Muslim family discovers he’s gay.

When Karim is caught in the act by his father, he decides to face up to it rather than sweep it under the rug. Unfortunately his family isn’t so accommodating, so he barricades himself in a closet to necessitate the conversation. Throughout this, we see Karim’s childhood and his faltering first steps with Ghanaian boyfriend Kofi, while his family and community fractures around him. With honesty and subtle humour, this beautiful film explores the power of finally being seen.

Content warning: contains suicide themes

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About El Houb - The Love
  • Community

    Gay Men
  • Director

    Shariff Nasr
  • Cast

    Fahd Larhzaoui Lubna Azabal Slimane Dazi
  • Producer

    Joram Willink
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: True Colours
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Feature
  • Blurb Writer

    Adrik Kemp
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