Tue 4 Jul

Al Atlal

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series

Shubbak Festival

60 mins

in French and Arabic with EN surtitles

Written and directed by Norah Krief | UK Premiere



Seen last year in Krzysztof Warlikowski’s Phaedra(s) at the Barbican, actress and singer Norah Krief felt a burst of nostalgia remembering her mother listening to the Egyptian Diva Umm Kulthum on their record-player. Accompanied by a trio of musicians, Frederic Fresson, Lucien Zerrad and Yousef Zayed, she reinterprets Ibrahim Nagi’s famous poem Al Atlal (The Ruins), a personal and autobiographical work about the remains of lost love and homeland.

£15, conc. £13

As part of the Institut français Women Shaping the World series



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