Life is Beautiful + Q&A – SAFAR Film Festival 2024


Life is Beautiful + Q&A – SAFAR Film Festival 2024

Friday 21st June 2024

The SAFAR Film Festival is the largest festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. Founded in 2012, SAFAR showcases the broad spectrum of film from the region by working with curators on themed programmes and inviting filmmakers for live Q&As and events.

This year’s festival theme aims to highlight a multitude of daily realities being faced across the Arab world and reflect on how small hopes and bigger dreams co-exist within such contexts.

The ninth edition of the festival runs from 18-30 June 2024 with screenings in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and Plymouth.

SAFAR is supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, the British Council, the Bagri Foundation and the Barjeel Art Foundation.

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

Life is Beautiful +Q&A

Dir. Mohamed Jabaly, Norway / Palestine / Qatar, 2023, 93 mins. In English, Norwegian and Arabic, with English subtitles. Feature Documentary.

The young Palestinian director Mohamed Jabaly is visiting a film festival in Tromsø in 2014, when the borders to Gaza close. He finds himself stuck in the arctic winter. Little does he know that it will be seven years before he can see his family again.

Life is Beautiful is a story of overcoming a life put on hold by international politics and rigid bureaucracy, told from the inside by a director who uses all his creativity to connect with the world and forge a way forward.

Director Mohamed Jabaly will be in attendance for a live Q&A after the screening.

Dates & Times

 Friday 21st Jun 2024  8:30pm Intro + Q&A
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