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Leila Latif on Capernaum and contemporary Arab film

Wednesday 10 May 2023, by Mydylarama team

In this episode, journalist and film critic Leila Latif talks about her coup de coeur pick from a season of Arab women filmmakers at the Garden Cinema in London - Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum. We talk about the importance of the film, its sensitive and sober depiction of poverty, its positive reviews and those that called it overblown or manipulative, and what this says about Western stereotypes of the Arab world. We also talk about Sudanese film, Saleh Bakri’s always charismatic turns in Wajib and The Blue Caftan and nod to Wissam Aljafari’s short Ambience. 

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