Fiction, director: Bassel Ghandour, Jordan/Egypt/Saudi Arabia/Qatar, 2021, 116 min, Arab. with En. ST
21.4.2022 | 19.30 | Kulturbrauerei |
25.4.2022 | 21.00 | City Kino |
In a claustrophobic East Amman neighbourhood, where gossip and violence run rampant, Ali (Emad Azmi), a hustler who pretends to be a businessman, has a secret relationship with Lana (Baraka Rahmani). Their romance is kept hidden until one day Lana’s mother, Aseel (Nadira Omran), is blackmailed with a video of the young couple. Hoping to avoid public embarrassment, Aseel discreetly convinces a ruthless gangster, to put a stop to it… but things do not go so smoothly. Their lives start to intertwine and collide not just with each other, but with the other residents living amongst the same Alleys. Bassel Ghandour’s debut feature is a captivating thriller that brings together a complex and intelligent story with compelling and highly entertaining characters.
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