FOCUS “WHISPERED VOICES”: emerging cinema from the Gulf

Middle East Now continues its journey through the Gulf and it now comes to Saudi Arabia. Laura Aimone, Gulf Countries programme consultant for Middle East Now and collaborator of several prominent international film festivals, interprets this year’s theme “visual voices” through two films that are very different from each other at first sight. Using opposing narrative methods, they actually express the same uneasiness towards a present still anchored to traditions, yet already steadily projected to the future.

Program of the focus:

_ Thursday October 8 h. 9.00pm
Hajwalah di Rana Jarbou (Arabia Saudita, 2015, 21’)

_ Saturday October 10 h. 5.30pm
The Wedding Dress di Mohammed Salman (Arabia Saudita, 2016, 24’)