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A celebration of all things cinematic and Arabian.
Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema is a brand new film season presented by The Arab British Centre and in association with the Dubai International Film Festival. It's running from 21 - 27 September at the ICA and is by far and away the most ambitious programme of popular Arab film seen in the UK.
The programme explores a fifty-year period of filmmaking that demonstrates the diversity and complexity of Arab cinema. The season will focus on Egyptian cultural production (as the historical epicentre of Arab cinema) and is curated by Egyptian-born Omar Kholeif, curator of Liverpool's FACT.
Programme highlights include: Terrorism and the Kebab, a farcical comedy starring controversial comedy legend Adel Imam and denouncing the absurdity of bureaucracy in modern Egypt; Yacoubian Building, a portrait of corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo; and Watch out for ZouZou, a sensual film made before the demise of cultural liberalism and starring tragic Egyptian screen icon Soad Hosni.