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I Still Hide to Smoke

Arabian Sights Film Festival

10/22/17 at 8:00PM - 10/22/17 at 10:00PM

Event Details

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I Still Hide to Smoke
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/202357408
Sun., Oct. 22, at 8:00 pm
A Turkish bath serves as a femme-centric refuge in an Algiers beset by car bombs and baton-waving fundamentalists. Set in the 1990s, when Algerian politics boiled over after the Islamist uprising, I Still Hide to Smoke follows a day-in-the-life of 50-year-old Fatima (Hiam Abbass), who runs a women’s bath that becomes the setting for a series of steamy, provocative and political confrontations between women of all ages, shapes and sizes. This intriguing and insightful drama breaks cultural taboos and takes us into a haven where women find respite in each other’s company at a time, and in a place, where they have few possibilities to freely express themselves. Featuring an ensemble cast, I Still Hide to Smoke won the audience award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival as well as 7 awards at the Cyprus International Film Festival. –Various sources
Algeria/France/Greece, Directed by Rayhana, 2016, 90 minutes. In Arabic and French with English subtitles.


Parking: $2 - 3 hours or $5 - 4 hours of reduced-rate parking available in garage with validation.

When and Where

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA

Sunday, October 22nd at 8:00PM - Sunday, October 22nd at 10:00PM


Arabian Sights Film Festival

The 22nd Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival returns with a new and exciting program featuring groundbreaking works from North Africa to the Arabian Gulf. This year's Closing Event features The Worthy, a new film by Emirati filmmaker, Ali Mostafa, whose earlier work City of Life was winner of the Arabian Sights Audience Award in 2010. An Audience Award for favorite film will be presented. Also offered this year will be the Cultural Ambassador Prize sponsored by The Arab Gulf States Institute of Washington. Select directors will accompany their films to conduct post-screening discussions with the audience. Please check back often for updates on films, guests, and events. All films will be screened with English subtitles.

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