My Favorite Fabric

Directed by Gaya Jiji
Urban Distribution International
95 Minutes
France, Germany, Turkey
Not Rated
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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.

  • Highest Rating
    "My Favourite Fabric is a finely tuned film that ultimately empowers Nahla in her quest for sexual satisfaction and intimacy."
    Rebecca Harrison, Sight and Sound
  • Highest Rating
    "Jiji explores Middle Eastern notions of femininity and virility with frank and daring strokes, leavened by fantasy."
    Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
  • Highest Rating
    "Gaya Jiji offers us a brave, groundbreaking account of a young woman's sexuality...."
    Zeynep Esra, Daily Sabah

Awards & Recognition

Golden Camera
Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection
Athens Int'l. Film Festival
Official Selection
São Paulo Int'l. Film Festival
Official Selection
Göteborg Int'l. Film Festival