A young woman engaged to be married finds her life changed forever when she meets her best friend’s girlfriend.
In the upper echelons of traditional Jordanian family, the preparations for an ostentatious wedding for Tala are well under way. But back at work in London, Tala falls in love with Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is clumsy and sensitive, and who wants to become a writer. Tala, against her will, must return to Jordan because the wedding day approaches. The pressure mounts until she finally cracks and extricates herself. Back in London, Tala is heartbroken but learns to break free of her own self-doubt and her mother’s expectations, ditching her husband to be and being honest with her parents about her sexuality. Tala finds that her own preconceptions of what love can be is the final hurdle she must jump to win Leyla back.
Country: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2008
Director: Shamim Sarif
Producer: Hanan Kattan
Writers: Shamim Sarif, Kelly Moss
Cast: Amber Rose Revah, Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth
Available Territories: Worldwide
Winner Audience Award, Best Fiction Feature, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Winner Audience Award, Best Favorite Fiction Feature, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Winner Jury Award, Best Women’s Feature, Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival