BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH

Synopsis: 
Barakah is a good-natured municipal employee who roams the streets of Jeddah, halfheartedly enforcing the city's petty bylaws. Bibi is the adopted daughter of a wealthy couple and an outspoken Instagram star whose fashion-forward video messages of female empowerment have amassed her millions of followers. When Barakah and Bibi cross paths, they hit it off, but quickly realize that finding an appropriate location to meet face-to-face and share even a moment together proves challenging due to Saudi Arabia's strict norms and codes on the use of public space.

Screenings

Friday
March 31 4:15 pm
Cinépolis Multiplaza Sala 8
Sunday
April 02 10:00 pm
Cinépolis Multiplaza Sala 7
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Mahmoud Sabbagh

Mahmoud Sabbagh is a Saudi filmmaker, producer, and writer. His feature debut, Barakah Meets Barakah (2016), premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and become the first feature film from Saudi Arabia to screen in the festival. This film was also selected as Saudi Arabia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards.
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