Thanks to the generosity of the Arab British Centre, you have the chance to win two tickets to a screening of “Around the Pink House” as part of the Safar film festival at the ICA.
This Competition Is Now Closed
Following the outstanding reception of the first festival in 2012, the Arab British Centre has brought Safar back to the ICA. As the sole festival in the UK dedicated solely to popular Arab cinema, Safar features UK premieres alongside iconic Arab film classics. The event will include Q&A sessions, special introductions, and a day-long forum, uniting key figures in Arab cinema.
A cherished Lebanese film, “Around the Pink House,” is set to be showcased at the festival. The screening will occur at the ICA on Saturday, September 20th, followed by a Q&A session with the directors at 6:00 pm. Courtesy of the Arab British Centre, we have received complimentary tickets to this event, which we are excited to offer to a fortunate winner.
To participate and have a chance to win, simply answer this question and email your response along with your name and address to [email protected], using the subject line “SAFAR“.
In what year was Around the Pink House / Autour de la Maison Rose released?
The deadline for submissions is 3pm GMT on Friday, September 5th, and the winner will receive notification later that afternoon.
Lebanon | Dir: Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige | 92 mins | 35mm | Cert: 12A
“Around the Pink House,” a renowned Lebanese film from the late 1990s, delves into the evolving urban fabric of Beirut following the Civil War. Set in La Maison Rose, an ancient mansion where the Nawfal family sought refuge during the conflict, the narrative unfolds against the backdrop of a rapidly transforming environment. As old, war-torn buildings give way to new construction projects, tensions arise when the owner of the pink house, Mattar, decides to sell it to make space for a large commercial complex. This decision sparks division among the neighborhood’s residents, with some supporting the idea of a different form of modernization while others, notably shopkeepers and businessmen, stand in opposition.
The Safar festival is scheduled from Friday, September 19th to Thursday, September 25th, 2014, while the exhibition will run from Tuesday, September 2nd to Sunday, October 5th, 2014.