After the phenomenal success of the inaugural festival in 2012, the Arab British Centre returns to the ICA with Safar. The only festival in the UK solely focused on programming popular Arab cinema, Safar includes UK premieres alongside classics of the Arab silver screen. These will be accompanied by Q&As, special introductions and a day-long forum which will bring together some of the most significant figures in Arab cinema. Safar has expanded its scope this year to include an exhibition of vintage Arab movie posters, memorabilia and contemporary art inspired by film, all shown in the UK for the first time.
The festival will run between Friday 19 September and Thursday 25 September 2014 and the exhibition will run from Tuesday 2 September until Sunday 5 October 2014.
Writer-in-residence Malu Halasa will once again give us her take on the Safar season.