Beta Version
My Favorite Fabric
Director: Gaya Jiji
The film received the following grants: Arte/ZDF, CNC (FR), Nouvelle-Aquitaine region (FR), Eurimages, Doha Film Institute.
It was nominated for the Golden Camera and Un Certain Regard awards at the Cannes Film Festival where it landed its world premiere.
2018/ France, Germany, Turkey95 min/ Drama
Original Title
Mon Tissu Prefere
The film follows the 25-year Nahla who finds herself torn between choosing to stay in her country and fight for freedom or accept the offer of an arranged marriage from a Syrian expatriate in the USA. Everything changes when she creates for herself a fantasy relationship with an ideal man.
Manal Issa, Ula Tabari, and Souraya Baghdadi
Production Company(ies)
Gloria Films Production
Laurent Lavolé
Cannes Film Festival, France
Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Athens International Film Festival, Greece
Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, USA
Film Fest Gent, Belgium
Arab Film Festival San Francisco & Los Angeles, USA
São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
Mostra de Valencia Film Festival, Spain
Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden

Variety - Jay Weissberg

“Thematically ambitious femme-centric drama”- Jay Weissberg (Variety)
“There’s a strong feminine energy in most frames”- Lisa Nesselson (Screen Daily)