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MY ENGLISH COUSIN

2019 - CH/QA - 82 min

2001, Fahed arrives on UK soil overflowing with aspirations and dreams…

2018, in the thrall of a mid-life crisis, he must now make a decision. Will he continue his humble lifestyle working 50-hours weeks between the take-away and the factory, or will he return to Algeria, a country he fled in the hope of making a better life for himself?

On Saturday 17 July in the Festival’s closing talk, director Karim Sayad will speak with curator Rabih El-Khoury about the making of My English Cousin and how his film deals with migration, identity, and home. Find out more about this online event here.

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