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Arab Film Festival Australia - Perth Screenings
The 13th Arab Film Festival Australia presents a diverse range of films from around the Arab world. For the first time this year the Festival is coming to Perth presenting a selection of films in partnership with Curtin University.
Join us on Thursday 11 August for the Western Australian premiere of Barakah Meets Barakah followed by Festival favourite Halal Love on Friday 12 August.
ENTRY IS BY DONATION AT THE SCREENING.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.
Thursday 11 August | 7pm
Barakah Meets Barakah | Saudi Arabia | 2016 | 88 mins | Dir: Mahmoud Sabbagh
In a time when traditions walk side by side with smartphones and social medias, Barakah, a funny and improbable municipal agent responsible to enforce order in town, will meet a beautiful erratic ultra-famous Instagram video blogger. The unthinkable happens: they fall in love and will try to have a proper date against all odds. A romantic comedy about the challenges of dating in Saudi Arabia.
Friday 12 August | 7pm
Halal Love | Lebanon | 2016 | 94 mins | Dir: Assad Fouladkar
A romantic comedy intertwining 3 stories in which devout Lebanese Muslims try to navigate their love lives and desires without breaking the religious rules of marriage. Awatef is a middle-aged mum of two girls, recruiting a second wife to help her satisfy her overly loving husband. The young and excessively jealous Mokhtar needs to find his ex-wife another man to marry her. Loubna, freshly divorced, can finally marry her true love. From the Director of When Maryam Spoke Out, starring Darine Hamze, Rodrigue Sleiman, Mirna Moukarzel, Zeinab Hind Khadra, Ali Sammoury. Halal Love is a daring film that captures the humour in faith and relationships.
Curtin University - Exhibition Space
Ground Level, Building 500, Manning Road entrance, Bentley, Perth
Bentley, Western Australia 6102