Event Date and time: Sunday 5th November, 2017 | 18:30 – 20:00 

Venue Details: Ciné Lumière | 17 Queensberry Pl, Kensington, London SW7 2DT

Organisers: Film Africa | The Royal African Society 

Event website: Film Africa 2017 Closing Gala: Foreign Body

Event Cost: From £10 to £12



Dir. Raja Amari

Tunisia, France. 2016. 92 mins. Arabic, French with English subtitles.

Seeking refuge from her radical Islamist brother, Samia longs for her independence and freedom and, like hundreds before her, heads for European shores. Haunted by fears of being followed by her brother whom she had denounced to the authorities, Samia first finds refuge at Imed’s home, a former acquaintance from her village, before ending up working for a rich widow, Leila. Her professional relationship with Leila soon turns into a sensual connection, leaving Imed torn between his religious beliefs and his sexual desires. Film Africa is delighted to present the London premiere of Raja Amari’s (Satin Rouge) fourth feature, which boasts a terrific cast, including Sarra Hannachi (Child of the Sun) as Samia and Hiam Abbass (The Lemon Tree) as Leila.

Preceded by a screening of the Baobab Award for Best Short Film winner. 

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