Magazine article Screen International

Cross-Dressing Burqa Comedy 'Some like It Veiled' Hits for Films Distribution

Magazine article Screen International

Cross-Dressing Burqa Comedy 'Some like It Veiled' Hits for Films Distribution

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EXCLUSIVE: Edgy French comedy stars Felix Moati and French singer-turned-actress Camélia Jordana.

Films Distribution is reporting brisk business on market title Some Like It Veiled, a French-language cross-dressing burqa comedy with a contemporary spin.

The debut feature of Iranian-French filmmaker Sou Abadi, it stars Felix Moati and French singer-turned-actress Camélia Jordana as young French couple Armand and Leila whose relationship is threatened when her older brother Mahmoud returns from a trip to Yemen.

He now disapproves of Leila's lifestyle and confines her to the home. To get around the restrictions, Armand dons a burqa and adopts the persona of Shéhérazade to keep seeing Leila. He plays the role so convincingly that Mahmoud starts falling for him too.

Film Distribution has sealed deals to Spain (Caramel Films), Greece (Feel Good), Austria (Filmladen), Italy (I Wonder Pictures), Germany (NSP) and Switzerland (Frenetic), and Israel (New Cinema). …

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