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TAKE ME TO THE CINEMA
Documentary   |    Running Time: 75 minutes

2021 / Arabic dialogue

Country: Iraq and Egypt
Directed by: Albaqer Jaafar World Premiere

PG12

Requires Parental Guidance

 

Producer
Safei Eldin Mahmoud, Tamer Ashry, Rasha Gawdat, Albaqer Jaafar

Cast
Albaqer Jaafar, Nassif Falak

Scriptwriter
Albaqer Jaafar

Production Company
Red Star Films, Bee Media Productions, Takween Filmedia

Middle East Distribution
Red Star Films
 
We follow the journey of former soldier Nassif, who fled the war in Iraq by hiding in dark cinemas. During this time, he used to watch his favorite film, “Papillon” (1973), starring Steve McQueen. Nowadays, he is looking for this film among the Iraqi cinemas’ ruins. The search for this lost film copy in the old and obsolete cinemas becomes the sole purpose of Nassif and his primary motivation to leave his house. “Take me to the Cinema” allows us to discover Baghdad through Nassif’s eyes as he takes us to streets that contrast with his silent and quiet world. A lot has changed in today’s Iraq. The street where cinema theaters were is now a market that sells military uniforms. It is crowded with young men, fitting military shirts and shoes. The quest for “Papillon” becomes the quest of character, who does not want to acknowledge the transformations of his city, and who wants to cling on to its luminous past through the light of cinema and his inner world.

SHOWTIME

Mon 13 Dec | 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM
VOX Cinemas Al Balad 4
Price: 40 SAR

Fri 10 Dec | 5:45 PM - 7:05 PM
VOX Cinemas Al Balad 2
Price: 40 SAR

 
 
 
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