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Double bill: feature film and short film.
I Still Hide to Smoke - Dir. Rayhana Obermeyer, France, 2016, 90mins, Unclassified 15+
Starring Hiam Abbas this tragi-comedy about nine very different women, varying ages and backgrounds that gather at the local Hammam - mingling and at times confronting one another, lashing out, raging, crying, fighting and seeking comfort in each other. Outside the hammam, fury is in their air. Something is brewing among the men. The women take aim, they are ready to deal with what is to come.
Wintry Spring - Dir. Mohamed Kamel, Egypt, 2015, 16mins, Unclassified 15+
Nour is a schoolgirl who lives alone with her loving father. She is going through a very critical period in her life which she struggles to reveal to her father.
Both films are subtitled and exempt from classification and restricted to persons aged 15+ unless accompanied by an adult.
See more films in the Arab Film Festival Australia 2017.