Join us for an afternoon in conversation with director Sophie Boutros to discuss her debut film MAHBAS, a romantic comedy about love and marriage amongst Arab neighbours…. and enemies. You can catch the film at AFFA 2017, screening on Opening Night, Thursday 17 August at Riverside Theatres Parramatta.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet one of Lebanon’s most exciting new directors!
IN CONVERSATION WITH SOPHIE BOUTROS
SAT 19 AUGUST | 3PM
RIVERSIDE THEATRES COURTYARD
We’re so excited to have Osamah Sami with us for the Sydney screening of Ali’s Wedding on August 18 at Riverside Theatres. It will be a Gala event with the film’s cast joining us as well as a few special surprises on the night.
This hilarious Australian film is based on the real-life experience of lead actor and screenwriter Osamah Sami. After a white lie spirals out of control, a Muslim cleric’s eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born Lebanese girl.
Watch the Sydney Film Festival Audience Favourite with the Arab community at Parramatta Riverside Theatres!
SYDNEY FRI 18 AUGUST | 8PM
Tickets $22 / $18
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Create NSW is the NSW Government’s new arts and cultural driver, which brings together arts, screen and culture functions in a new integrated entity. Create NSW was established on 1 April 2017, and has responsibility for many of the functions previously undertaken by Arts NSW and Screen NSW. With their help we’re bringing you another year of amazing Arab cinema.
Thank you Create NSW for supporting #AFFA2017
MAHBAS is a romantic comedy about a protective Lebanese mother, Therese, who holds a decades-old grudge against Syrians, due to her brother’s passing caused by a Syrian bomb. As she prepares to meet her daughter’s future in-laws, she is horror-struck to discover that they are Syrian.
Screening in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth it’s sure to be an audience favourite.
Lebanon | 2016 | 92mins | Dir: Sophie Boutros
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SYDNEY THUR 17 AUGUST | 8PM | + Opening Night Party | BUY TICKETS
MELBOURNE FRI 25 AUGUST | 8:30PM | BUY TICKETS
CANBERRA FRI 1 SEPTEMBER | 6PM | BUY TICKETS
PERTH SAT 9 SEPTEMBER | 2PM | BOOK TICKETS