I AM AFRAID TO FORGET YOUR FACE + SOUAD/ سعاد
Wednesday, September 29, 7:00pm
I AM AFRAID TO FORGET YOUR FACE (2020, DCP, 15m, Egypt/France/Qatar/Belgium, Arabic with English subtitles) dir Sameh Alla w/Nouhan Ahmed, Seif Hemeda. Narrative short. After being separated for 82 days, Adam travels down a rough road to be reunited with the one he loves. Whatever it takes.
SOUAD (2021, DCP, 96m, Egypt/Tunisia/Germany, Arabic with English subtitles) dir Ayten Amin w/Bassant Ahmed, Basmala Elghaiesh, Hussein Ghanem. Narrative feature. Zagazig, a small city on the Nile Delta in Egypt. Today. Souad, a 19-year-old woman, leads a double life. She is conservative and veiled among her family and society, but also obsessed with her image on social media, where she has several secret virtual relationships with men. She lies about her personal life and fantasizes about the life she most desires. Yet, her ambitions and dreams are slowly crushed by reality. A series of small incidents lead to tragedy, and her sister, 13-year-old Rabab, embarks on a journey looking for answers about her sister’s life and dreams.