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THE STRANGER (AL GHARIB) | Dir. AMEER FAKHER ELDEEN

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Tuesday, 16 May 2023

WHEN ALL ROADS ARE BLEAK, SOMETIMES WE MUST CARVE A NEW PATH. A DOCTOR IN SYRIA’S OCCUPIED GOLAN HEIGHTS MAKES A LIFE-CHANGING CHOICE IN AMEER FAKHER ELDIN’S RAW DRAMA.

In a village in the Golan Heights, Adnan, an unlicensed doctor, is experiencing an existential crisis. Weighed down by life between Israeli occupation on one side and a looming civil war on the other, he is desensitised but desperate not to follow in his father’s footsteps.

His life takes a turn when he encounters a wounded Man near the checkpoint. Going against community expectations in times of war and crisis, he ventures to meet his newly found Destiny. Known to be the first fiction film shot in Syria’s Golan, heavy silence and a Misty landscape push the narrative to its emotional heights.

This session will be followed by a screen talk with ameer Fakher Eldin, the director of The Stranger.

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AMEER FAKHER ELDIN IS A SYRIAN WRITER AND DIRECTOR BASED IN GERMANY. HE WAS BORN IN KYIV, UKRAINE, IN 1991 TO SYRIAN PARENTS FROM THE OCCUPIED GOLAN HEIGHTS.

HIS DEBUT FILM ‘THE STRANGER’ PREMIERED AT THE 78TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (GIORNATE DEGLI AUTORI), WHERE IT WON THE EDIPO RE AWARD AND WAS SELECTED AS PALESTINE’S OFFICIAL ENTRY FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM AT THE 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS, FOLLOWED BY GREAT ACCLAIM AT 43RD CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RECEIVING TWO AWARDS: THE PRIZE FOR BEST ARAB FILM IN THE FESTIVAL AND THE SHADI ABD EL SALAM PRIZE FOR BEST FILM IN THE INTERNATIONAL CRITICS WEEK COMPETITION.

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TIME: 18:15
AGES: 12A*
ACCESSIBILITY: WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

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VENUE: BARBICAN, CINEMA 2
ADDRESS: BEECH STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8DS

SACF , London

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