SAFAR Film Festival ‘A Literary Journey Through Arab Cinema’

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FilmThursday September 13
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Where?
ICA
The Mall, SW1Y 5AH
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?When

13-18 September

?How Much

£10-12



Where?
ICA
The Mall, SW1Y 5AH
View Map
When?

13-18 September

How Much?

£10-12

The UK’s only film festival dedicated to Arab cinema is coming to the ICA and the Institut Français, and the programming team have pulled out all the stops. SAFAR Film Festival 2018 showcases the very best of Middle Eastern film, with the biannual event themed around cinema’s relationship with literature. With short and feature-length films from the sixties to the present day, this is the perfect opportunity to see incredible cinema that for various reasons may never have reached beyond the Middle East. For the first time in the UK there will be a screening of 1969 Egyptian film ‘The Land’ and a UK premiere of Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir’s father-son story Wajib, with Q&A afterwards, as will all other 11 films. Egyptian film critic Joseph Fahim, who has curated this year’s festival programme said: ‘The relationship between literature and Arab cinema has been frequently overlooked by historians and critics, but it is a relationship that reveals volumes about the development and progression of each discipline, whilst also highlighting the diverse history of the nations that spawned them at different intervals of time. Our contemporary selection also explores the wider influence of literary devices such as oral storytelling, memoir, and immersive structures; Georges Hachem’s Still Burning for example, where the lines of reality from one film to another are blurred.’ Book now or regret it. By Megan Carnegie

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