SAFAR Film Festival: Inshallah a Boy + Q&ACert-TBC

Directed by Amjad Al Rasheed | Jordan | 2023 | 1h 53m | Arabic w/ English subtitles | Starring Mouna Hawa, Haitham Alomari, Yumna Marwan, Salwa Nakkara, Mohammed Al Jizawi

After the sudden death of her husband, working mother Nawal has to fight for her inheritance in order to save her daughter and home in a society where having a son would be a game changer. Amjad Al Rasheed’s powerful feature debut is a story about survival, hope and the lengths women are forced to go to in the face of oppressive patriarchal structures.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with lead actor Mouna Hawa.

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Reviews

‘“Inshallah a Boy” moves like a sleek thriller, but is full of the unsolved mysteries and dangling question marks of real life…’
Jessica Kiang, Variety

The SAFAR Film Festival is the largest festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. Founded in 2012, SAFAR showcases the broad spectrum of film from the region by working with curators on themed programmes and inviting filmmakers for live Q&As and events.

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Today (Sunday 19th May)

14:45

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17:15

Challengers 15
2h 11m
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20:00

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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Tomorrow (Monday 20th May)

18:00

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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20:30

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry 15
1h 50m | Georgian w/ English subtitles
In a Georgian village, a middle-aged woman vows never to marry, causing intrigue amongst the locals. But when she unexpectedly begins to fall in love, she must choose between her life of independence and romance.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!