Yara

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Sep 27 1:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Tags:Agriculture
Coming-of-Age
Drama
Environmental
Family Friendly
Nature
Release Year:2018
Runtime:101 min
Country/Region:Lebanon
Iraq
France
Language:Arabic
Website:Official Website
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ZGzyGczTM
Cast/Crew
Director:Abbas Fahdel

Description

Yara lives alone with her grandmother in an isolated valley, most of whose inhabitants have died or emigrated abroad. One day, Yara meets a young stranger.

Described as a “tale of summer love unwinding against a background of almost Edenic beauty” (John Bleasdale of Sight & Sound) Yara might more accurately be described as the opposite: scenes of Edenic beauty unfolding against the background of summer love. Shot in the Kadisha Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in the north of Lebanon, an area that is accessible only by foot or by mule. The natural world is the true star of this film that weaves between two related stories: young love and the story of a small community of mountain farmers condemned to disappear.


Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

Mizna and MSP Film Society present the 14th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, screening more than thirty contemporary films from Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as those from local Arab filmmakers.

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