Souad12A

Dir. Ayten Amin | Egypt | 2021 | 1h 42m | Arabic/subs. | Starring Bassant Ahmed, Sarah Shedid, Basmala Elghaiesh

In a small city on the Nile Delta, a teenager lives a double life – conservative and veiled among her family yet outgoing and liberated through her online alter-ego. Featuring astonishing performances from a cast of non-professionals, this sensitive coming-of-age drama (co-produced by Wim Wenders)  is an acute examination of Egypt’s Generation Z.

Reviews

‘Ayten Amin’s sharp, subtle coming-of-age drama [is a] shrewd and poignant study of social media identities’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

 

‘Amin’s quietly bristling film has a whole world going on under the surface.’ ★★★★ Danny Leigh, The FT

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We showed Souad between September 24, 2021 and September 30, 2021.

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Today (Saturday 2nd July)

16:00

Il Buco U
1h 33m | Italian w/ English subtitles
Michelangelo Frammartino returns with another work of mystical beauty somewhere between drama and documentary set in the mountains of Southern Italy.

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18:15

Between Two Worlds 12A
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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20:45

All My Friends Hate Me 15
1h 34m
A school reunion in the countryside turns sour in Andrew Gaynord’s superb black comedy exploring the modern horrors of social anxiety and paranoia.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 3rd July)

16:00

The Ladykillers PG
1h 27m
Ealing comedy caper in which a group of oddball criminals move into a little old lady's boarding house to plot an elaborate heist. What could go wrong?

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18:15

Il Buco U
1h 33m | Italian w/ English subtitles
Michelangelo Frammartino returns with another work of mystical beauty somewhere between drama and documentary set in the mountains of Southern Italy.

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20:30

Between Two Worlds 12A
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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