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Wedding Song / Darna

From: Bill J.
Sent on: Saturday, January 16, 2010 4:02 PM

Greetings Movie Buddies!

I recently posted an interesting French film - The Wedding Song being shown at Cinematheque on Sunday, February 7 at 6:45 p.m. A brief description follows.

But, here is the latest and very exciting development to share.

Yesterday as I was finalizing advance reservations with Darna owner Inna Malul, something very cool happened. I mentioned that our members loved the atmosphere and the cuisine when we last visited her Shaker Square establishment this past summer, but that I had some concern in scheduling the dinner at a venue 10-minutes away from the theater. She offered an excellent incentive for the group.

Darna will provide a complementary desert with each entr?e purchased. Members will be able to order from the standard menu. Selections include: House Made Baklava Sampler; White Chocolate, Peach, Toasted-Almond Bread Pudding; House-made Ice Cream and Sorbets; The French Cigar, Cream Cheese, Wild Flower Honey Lacquer; and Chocolate Decadence Cake, Cr?me Anglaise. This is a Members Only! benefit.

Inna recommended the bread pudding, the French cigar and the chocolate cake, but these sorts of decisions can drive a person crazy. Oh, wait ? wrong film.

Honestly, I can?t say enough about the wonderful cuisine and inviting atmosphere at Darna. Last time I enjoyed a great Sourtani Couscous with chicken, raisins, parsnips and tomatoes. Excellent! Check out: Darna Menu

Please RSVP by the posted deadline and be mindful of notifying us if you must cancel. It is very important to be respectful of the restaurants we patronize and, of course, the Organizers.

Hope to see you at The Wedding Song!


The Wedding Song (2009)
Cinematheque on Sunday, February 7 at 6:45 p.m.

Unfolding against the dramatic backdrop of the Third Reich?s occupation of Tunis in 1942, the sensual and sexually frank The Wedding Song centers around two teen friends and neighbors, Jewish Myriam and Muslim Nour, who have long desired the other?s life. Although far more interested in love than war, the girls find historical circumstances affecting each of their wedding plans. The occupying Nazis demand ?reparation payments? from the Tunisian Jews, which Myriam?s impoverished seamstress mother (played by director Karin Albou) cannot pay. Out of options, she promises Myriam?s hand to wealthy, older doctor Raoul. Meanwhile, Nour is happily betrothed to her handsome cousin Khaled, but her father postpones the wedding until Khaled gets a job. Unfortunately for the girls? relationship, the Islamist Khaled finds work with the Germans, helping to round up Tunisian Jews. Like Albou?s prizewinning feature debut Little Jerusalem, The Wedding Song highlights her preoccupation with feminine sexuality, as the major and minor elements of Jewish and Arab culture and religion clash. From the inside of the women?s hammam to the preparation for an ?Oriental-style? wedding, this gorgeously crafted film takes viewers places they?ve never been before. Adults only!

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