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UK PREMIERE Becoming + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Becoming, dir. Sara Mesfer, Jawaher Alamri, Noor Alameer, Hind Alfahhad & Fatima Al-Banawi, Saudi Arabia 2020, 70 min., Arabic with English subtitles

Five stories, five directors: this collection of shorts takes a deep look into the ever-changing society of Saudi Arabia.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Sara Mesfer and Hind Alfahhad.

The Unforgetting Hand 
Dalil is a popular female infertility healer suffering the onset of Alzheimer’s whose life intersects with Maha, a pharmacist trying to get pregnant. 

In Malika Refuge 
An 11-year-old girl arrives at her aunt’s house just before Friday prayers and is suddenly allowed to express everything she hides from her conservative parents.

Somayya’s Bride 
When a bride disappears on her wedding night, her mother struggles with the stress of searching for her while maintaining composure. 

Al Dabah 
Isolated in the heart of the city, a 40-year-old hairdresser contemplates abortion – but her teenage daughter is determined to change her mother’s mind. 

Until We See the Light 
A divorced mother suffers an anxiety attack as she tries definitively to break free.
04:30 pm
Sun, 03 Jul 2022
Cinema 1
£13 Full, £11 Concessions, £6.50 Green/Blue Members 

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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