My Favorite Fabric
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.
- "My Favourite Fabric is a finely tuned film that ultimately empowers Nahla in her quest for sexual satisfaction and intimacy."
- "Jiji explores Middle Eastern notions of femininity and virility with frank and daring strokes, leavened by fantasy."
- "Gaya Jiji offers us a brave, groundbreaking account of a young woman's sexuality...."
Awards & Recognition
Cannes Film Festival
Athens Int'l. Film Festival
São Paulo Int'l. Film Festival
Göteborg Int'l. Film Festival