Saturday, 10 November 2018 - 7:30pm
The Magic Lantern, 6a Corbet Square, Tywyn LL36 9DF
Fatima, a strong-minded woman, is the lead masseuse of a hammam in Algiers. This is 1995 and the situation is tense in the capital. The day ahead promises to be hectic for all, and for Fatima in particular. Already, while walking to her place of work, she is the distant witness of a terrorist attack. At the hammam, Fatima should feel better, but the atmosphere proves electric in her small enclosed world, she has great difficulty in maintaining order. All the more as Meriem, a sixteen-year-old pregnant girl comes to take shelter at the hammam. And as irate brother, Mohamed, is after her to cleanse his honor in blood.
Featuring an all-female cast headed up by Israeli-Palestinian actress Hiam Abbas (The State, Lemon Tree, The Visitor), and adapted from Rayhana’s 2009 play, the film uses a single location and time setting to explore the situation of women under the Islamist regime that took hold of Algeria in the early 1990s.
This screening is held as part of Watch Africa Cymru, one of our 2018 Festival Partners and will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director Rayhana Obermeyer.
We have an allocation of 5 complimentary tickets available for members. Email Vicki to reserve your place.
Public tickets can be purchased via the venue box office.