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My Uncle

Arabian Sights Film Festival

10/28/17 at 4:45PM - 10/28/17 at 6:45PM

Event Details

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My Uncle
Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ANfPmcUbio
Sat., Oct. 28, at 4:45 pm
Known for its biting social criticism, My Uncle is a humorous, entertaining film that does not shy away from addressing cultural struggles in the modern world. Alia is a struggling actress living in Rabat with her two roommates. As she attempts to navigate her way in cinema – in spite of the negative perceptions of women in the acting profession – she remains diligently optimistic that she will become a famous actress. One day her Uncle Abderraouf, who she barely knows, visits her from out of town. As a result of his visit, Alia’s life is thrown into a comedic confusion of circumstances as she juggles hosting her uncle and pursuing her acting career, while facing problems with her fiancé and his family. Uncle Abderraouf is played by the beloved and legendary comic artist, 80-year old Abderrahim Tounsi, who created a Moroccan Chaplin-style character that was hugely popular in the 1970s and early 80s. –Various sources
Morocco, Directed by Nassim Abassi, 2016, 115 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles.
Co-presented with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco 


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

Saturday, October 28th at 4:45PM - Saturday, October 28th at 6:45PM


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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