My Favorite Fabric

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Sep 28, 2018 9:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Release Year:2018
Runtime:95 mins
Festivals & Awards:Cannes Film Festival
Festival de Cinema Arabes
Country/Region:France
Germany
Turkey
Language:Arabic
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Urban Distribution
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyPVYZgwcBE
Cast/Crew
Director:Gaya Jiji
Producer:Laurent Lavole
Cinematographer:Antoine Heberle
Screenwriter:Gaya Jiji
Eiji Yamazaki
Editor:Jeanne Oberson
Composer:Peer Kleinschmidt
Principal Cast:Manal Issa
Ula Tabari
Souraya Baghdadi
Mariah Tannoury

Description

Set in Damascus in the spring of 2011, amidst the rumblings of revolution, this complex narrative takes on issues of sexuality and gender inequality. Nahla (Manal Issa) explores her own sexual desires and navigates the social norms that structure women’s roles in society. Meanwhile, the Syrian revolution gains momentum and the state’s severe response engulfs the country in war. Against this violent backdrop, Nahla focuses on emigration and her arranged marriage to Syrian American Samir (Saad Lostan). But when Samir chooses her younger sister (Mariah Tannoury), Nahla grows closer to her new neighbor, who has just moved into her building and opened a brothel in the apartment upstairs. As Nahla plays out her fantasies in dreams and reality, the film critiques gender stereotypes, providing a unique metaphor for Syria’s increasing instability.

Screening with short film:

Rupture

Rupture follows the journey of four Syrian teens on their quest to find the public pool in their new Canadian city on a hot summer’s day. Introducing a cast of first-time actors and survivors of war, the film channels their personal experiences of loss and new beginnings through a fictional narrative.

Director: Yassmina Karajah | Narrative | Runtime: 18 mins | 2017 | Country: Jordan, Canada | Language: Arabic, English Subtitles | Minnesota Premiere


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the thirteenth Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.