Based on the 1954 short story ‘Did You Have to Turn on the Lights, Lili?’ by Egyptian writer Youssef Edris, director Marawan Hamed’s Lili
, explores faith by following a handsome young preacher who must fend off the belle of his district. Ayten Amin presents an atypical feminist take on female rivalry in Her Man
, an adaptation of a short story by Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif. Jordanian director Yahya Alabdallah offers a brief snapshot of marital dysfunction in A Man in a Cup
, an adaptation of a short story by Iraqi writer Hedeya Hussein. Qatari director Ali Al Anssari takes on American writer Edgar Allan Poe’s iconic 1843 short story ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ in I, a tale of friendship, betrayal and conceit.
Marwan Hamed, Lili
, 2001, Egypt, 40 mins, Arabic with English subtitles
Ayten Amin, Her Man
, 2006, Egypt, 10 mins, Arabic with English subtitles
Ali Al Anssari, I
, 2012, Qatar, 17 mins, Arabic with English subtitles
Yahya Alabdallah, A Man in a Cup
, 2006, Jordan, 5 mins, Arabic with English subtitles
SAFAR Multibuy offer: Tickets are £9 each when booking for 3 films or more.