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Foreign Body

Arabian Sights Film Festival

10/29/17 at 5:00PM - 10/29/17 at 7:00PM

Event Details

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Foreign Body
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/226389064
Sat., Oct. 29, at 5:00 pm
Followed by a reception sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia

An explosive triangle of jealousy, doubt, and attraction erupts in this fourth feature by Satin Rouge director, Raja Amari. Seeking refuge from her Islamist radical brother, whom she denounced to authorities, young Samia flees her homeland in the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution. She braves hostile seas in the crossing to France, but once there she finds that her struggles have only just begun. With no friends, no family, and — most crucially — no immigration papers, Samia must make a life and a living in a foreign land. She meets a young man, Imed (Salim Kechiouche, Blue is the Warmest Color), and soon finds work as a maid in the employ of the elegant Leila (the inimitable Hiam Abbass). As the three become more intimately acquainted and emotionally intertwined, Samia’s intuition simultaneously leads her closer to unraveling the mystery of her brother’s fate. –Various sources
Tunisia/France, Directed by Raja Amari, 2016, 92 minutes. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.  
Co-presented with the Embassy of Tunisia and the Middle East Institute 


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 29th at 5:00PM - Sunday, October 29th at 7:00PM


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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