Coming Forth By Day
UK Premiere + Director Q&A
Filmmaker: Hala Lotfy
Sat 6 Apr, 6pm, BFI Southbank
Book now: tickets on sale at bfi.org.uk
A fiercely original debut by a director already being hailed as the Arab world's latest auteur, this is a haunting and oppressive family drama.
Egypt/UAE, 2012, 95 min
Winner:: Best Arab Director & International Federation of Film Critics Award, Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, 2012
This ambitious, fiercely original debut has already caused a global stir and arrives fresh from its European premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Haunting and oppressive, it follows an isolated spinster dutifully caring for her sick father alongside her exhausted mother. Against this daily drudgery, she hesitantly tries to escape to a life more her own...
Presented with thanks to The May Fair Hotel, supporting our 2013 visiting filmmaker programme.
"Cinema is more than ready for an exciting new female auteur from the Arab world... Lotfy might well be it"