Wed 13 Jul

The Alleys + Q&A

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

SAFAR Film Festival

118 mins

in Arabic with EN subtitles

JOR | 2021 | dir. Bassel Ghandour, with Emad Azmi, Baraka Rahmani, Monzer Reyahnah

Spotted at the BFI London film Festival where it was nominated in the First Feature Competition, Bassel Ghandour’s debut feature The Alleys is a claustrophobic thriller. Gossip and violence run rampant deep in the labyrinthine alleys of East Amman. Ali, a hustler pretending to be a businessman, has to keep his relationship with Lana a secret in order to hide from society’s judgmental eye. Things start to fall apart when Lana’s mother, Aseel, is blackmailed by an unknown voyeur who has filmed the young couple.

Screening followed by a Q&A with director Bassel Ghandour

Wed 13 July 8.15pm

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