Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema

Date: Friday, 21 Sep to Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 12:00am
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An ambitious season of classic and contemporary popular cinema from the Arab World. Safar takes audiences on a journey of gripping dramas, subversive comedies and exaggerated melodramas, taking in an array of rarely seen and re-mastered cinematic masterpieces as well as recent releases, many never before seen on British screens. The programme explores a fifty-year period of filmmaking that demonstrates the diversity and complexity of Arab cinema.

The film programme is accompanied by a discussion forum and a series of Q&As with internationally renowned experts, leading actors and filmmakers including Khaled Abol Naga, Marwan Hamed, Hussein Fahmy and Dr Viola Shafik.

Organised by the Arab British Centre in partnership with the ICA and Dubai International Film Festival.

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Film Tickets: £10\£8 concessions \ £7 ICA members | Season pass: Book three or more tickets for different screenings for £8 each.

Friday Forum Tickets: £5\no concessions \ free to ICA members