Ashkal – SAFAR Arab Film Festival


Ashkal – SAFAR Arab Film Festival

Saturday 1st July 2023

The UK’s largest festival of Arab cinema returns to Plymouth Arts Cinema, showcasing fantastic new fictions from Tunisia and Morocco, as well as a double bill of documentaries from Palestine exploring food sovereignty.

SAFAR - which means ‘journey’ in Arabic - was founded in 2012 and is run by The Arab British Centre. This year’s festival, entitled A Journey Through Space and Time, screens in 9 cities across the UK from 29 June - 9 July.

SAFAR is presented in partnership with the Shubbak Festival and is supported by the British Council, the Bagri Foundation and the City of London Corporation. It screens in 4 venues in London and 8 other cities across the UK. View the festival website here.

Click here for information about the other festival events taking place at Plymouth Arts Cinema

Full price tickets £5 | Concession £4


Dir. Youssef Chebbi, France/Tunisia/Qatar, 2022, 92 mins, Arabic, French with English subtitles. Cast. Fatma Oussaifi, Mohamed Grayaâ, Rami Harrabi.

In the Gardens of Carthage - an eerie, half-finished district of Tunis, initiated by the former Regime but where construction stopped at the beginning of the Revolution - two cops, Fatma and Batal, find a burnt body in one of the lots. As construction slowly resumes, they start looking into this mysterious case. When the event repeats itself, the investigation takes a puzzling turn.

Combining neo-noir, fantasy and crime drama, Youssef Chebbi’s debut feature presents a darker side of the Maghreb infused with post-Revolution politics.

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 Saturday 1st Jul 2023  5:30pm
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