Manele Labidi


Manele Labidi is a French-Tunisian writer-director. She has written and directed different projects for theatre, radio, and television. Her first short film, “A Room of My Own,” is a tragicomic variation on Virginia Woolf’s famous essay. “Arab Blues” is Labidi’s first feature film.

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2021


Manele Labidi, Arab Blues, 2021
Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colourful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice. In this sophisticated comedy, Manele Labidi opens a fascinating window into modern Tunisia at a crossroads, with a story of contrasts, contradictions and culture clashes, full of vitality and humour.
Arab Blues, 2021