Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou?

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Arab Film Festival presents

Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou?


Venue

Riverside Theatre

Dates

22 July 2016

Writer & Director: Ziad Rahbani I Produced by: Mercury Media I 1978 Theatre Classic I Lebanon

A comedic tour de force Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou? has been sensitively recreated with substantial restoration of original Super 8 film footage shot over 35 years ago.

Zakaria (Ziad Rahbani) and his wife Thuraya (Nabila Zeitouni) have moved to Beirut from a rural village and work together at the bar to provide for their family and improve their social status. But as the couple’s ambitions are thwarted by the high cost of living, Thuraya also takes on (with Zakaria’s consent) remunerated escapades with customers to supplement their insufficient salaries and get out of their constrained financial situation.

The film retains the iconic music and cult-classic songs performed by the talented late Joseph Sakr, including Ismaa Ya Rida (Listen, Oh Rida), Oghniyat Al Bosta (The Bus Song) and Aayshi Wahda Balak (She is Doing Fine Without You).

Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou? is presented by M.Media, a new streaming platform from the Arab world and the first of its kind to make Arab films available at any time.

Country: Lebanon
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Classification:
Festival Exemption – MA15+

Screening with short film…
Zeer Story

Dir: Ayman Mohamed Abdallah I 2014 I Egypt

A story about Zeer feeling sad and wanting to reach to the light.

Country: Egypt
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Classification:
Festival Exemption – MA15+

Dates & Times:
Friday 22 July 8pm

Save by purchasing a marathon package! Packages include tickets to the 5 Arab Film Festival films including Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou?NawaraWaiting for the Fall, Roshima and El Clasico (Package excludes Opening Night). Adults save $15, Conc. save $10.

Ticket Options

Marathon Package Adult $85
Marathon Package Concession $65
Adult $20
Concession $15
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30

Duration

Approximately 2 hours 18 minutes (No interval)


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