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Film Screening: Couscous

Rabbits Road Institute

21 April 2017 · 6:45pm

Rabbits Road Institute, Old Manor Park Library, 835 Romford Road, London, E12 5JY · Get directions

Organised by: Maghreb Ciné

Certificate: 15

Format: Blu ray

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.

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