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BECOMING

2020 | 70’ | Feature Fiction

5 stories, 5 Saudi directors: a deep look into the Kingdom’s ever-changing society, as well as Saudi identity, development, and at times, listlessness––quite simply, a deep look into life itself.

Sommaya’s Bride – WHEN A BRIDE DISAPPEARS ON HER WEDDING NIGHT, HER MOTHER STRUGGLES WITH THE STRESS OF SEARCHING FOR HER WHILE MAINTAINING COMPOSURE IN FRONT OF THE GUESTS AND THE GROOM’S FAMILY.

Al Dabah – ISOLATED IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, A FORTY-YEAR-OLD HAIRDRESSER CONTEMPLATES ABORTION. HOWEVER, HER
TEENAGE DAUGHTER IS DETERMINED TO CHANGE HER MOTHER’S MIND.

Until we see the light – A DIVORCED MOTHER WHOSE LIFE IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE SUFFERS AN ANXIETY ATTACK AS SHE TRIES DEFINITIVELY TO BREAK FREE.

the unforgetting hand – DALIL IS A POPULAR FEMALE INFERTILITY HEALER SUFFERING FROM THE ONSET OF ALZHEIMER’S. HER LIFE INTERSECTS WITH MAHA, A PHARMACIST TRYING TO GET PREGNANT.

in malika refuge – AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL ARRIVES AT HER AUNT’S HOUSE JUST BEFORE FRIDAY PRAYERS AND IS SUDDENLY ALLOWED TO EXPRESS EVERYTHING SHE HIDES FROM HER CONSERVATIVE PARENTS.

This screening is presented in partnership with Red Sea Film Festival and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

DIRECTOR:
Sara Mesfer, Jawaher Alamri, Noor Alameer, Hind Alfahhad, Fatima Al-Banawi

COUNTRY:
Saudi Arabia

LANGUAGE:

Arabic with English subtitles

UK PREMIERE

SCREENINGS

LONDON – ICA
3 JUL + Q&A 16:30

COVENTRY – WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
5 JUL + Q&A  18:00

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