Armand and Leila are a couple and would like to go to New York to do a practical at the United Nations. But everything is put on hold when Leila’s brother Mahmoud comes back from Yemen – complete with beard and prayer beads. He condemns his sister’s Western lifestyle and forbids her to have contact with her boyfriend. Armand goes on the offensive. In reality a left-wing radical activist, he gets hold of a niqab and pretends to be Leila’s female Islam tutor. The trick works – a little too well, for Mahmoud falls head over heels for his sister’s pious Muslim tutor. Some Like It Veiled is an extremely funny, politically incorrect anarcho-comedy.
At 15, SOU ABADI (*1968) moved from Iran to France and worked at first as an editor. In 2002, her documentary SOS Tehran won much acclaim. Some Like It Veiled is her debut feature.