11 October 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Taufiq, an old failed writer; Amal, a wife in hiding, and Muhanad, a clandestine gay IT-specialist all meet at Abu Nawas, a cosy café and popular hangout for Iraqi exiles in London. Instigated by the preacher of a radical Islamist mosque, the writer’s nephew Nasseer, a fanatic religious youth, attacks his uncle and turns everyone’s life upside down.
A Producer, author and director, Samir was born in 1955 in Baghdad, Iraq. He is well known for his unique, award-winning fiction, documentary and experimental films. His work to this day encompasses more than 40 films for cinema and television.
2019 | 1h 44min
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
The film contains scenes of a sexual nature
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Samir.
This screening is part of Iraqisms, a series of artistic and cultural events, organised by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - Beirut Office in partnership with Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture and curated by Rasha Salah.