Halal Love (And Sex) Review Screendaily

It’s Beirut, Actually. Assad Fouladkar has made a light, joyful film about love and its many, messy forms in the romantic comedy Halal Love (And Sex). Three couples try to follow what they believe to be their hearts’ desires within a sharia setting, and it proves as difficult – in as many different ways – as love outside Islamic strictures. But Fouladkar’s (When Maryam Spoke Out) passion is clearly for the city of his birth and it’s Beirut, in all its faded glory, which tugs on the heartstrings in this accessible heart-warmer, bound for Sundance and Rotterdam after a Dubai world premiere. more on screendaily