Film starts at 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Maghreb Cine’s third screening is Abdellatif Kechiche’s Couscous (La Graine et le Mulet; The Secret of the Grain). Introducing the film will be poet and playwright, Avaes Mohammad.
Couscous is a family drama focusing on the travails of an ageing North African émigré who, after being made redundant from his shipyard job, attempts to realise his dream of opening a restaurant. While the restaurant gets caught up in bureaucratic red tape, the tensions and connections that make or break a family are brought bubbling to the surface..
Copies of Critical Muslim: The Maghreb will be available to purchase on the night.
_France, Tunisia | 2007 | 154 mins | Dir.: Abdel Kechiche | Cast: Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Faridah Benkhetache, Abdelhamid Aktouche, Bouraouïa Marzouk, Sabrina Ouazani, Olivier Loustau | Cert.: 15 | predominantly in Arabic and French, with English subtitles.